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Vol. VIII. July-December, 1875. 




Adams, Victor & Co 36, 676 

American News Co Cover July 3, 22, 23, 24 

Am. S. S. Union, 166, 190, 285, 373, 418, 474, 

542, 644, 692, 750, 864, 916, 959 

American Tract Soc 586, 850 

Anderson & Cameron 121 

Anthony, E. & H. T. & Co 674 

Appleton, D. & Co., 64, 65, T42, 169, 171, 265, 

269, 291, 346, 363, 379, 425, 427. 498. 522, 546, 

547, 585, 650, 651, 679, 729, 761, 763, 831, 832, 

833, 834, 855, 874, 899, 927, 947 

Authors' Pub. Co 122, 854 

Baird, Henry Carey & Co 540, 592 

Baker, Pratt & Co., Cover July 3, 168, 190,192, 
264, 287. 397, 413, 416, 444, 469, 486, 517, 
Cover Oct. 9, 676, 701, 747, 766, 861, 894, 915, 

• 930, 950 
Barnes, A. S. & Co., 35, 343, 670, 690, 718, 750, 

755, 865 

Bennage, William D., Jr 412 

Berlin & Jones Envelope Co., 156, 264, 372, 
393, 448, 472, 543, 648, 696, 752, 868, 918, 964 

Biglow & Main 944, 962 

Black, Jno. A. See Presb. Bd. of Pub. 
Boericke & Tafel, 162, 186, 264, 286, 342, 375, 

388, 414, 476 

Bout on, J. W 614, 692, Cover Nov. 27 

Brown, Edw. E 117 

Brown, T. J., Eager & Co 944 

Bullock, A. B. See Manhattan Book Co. 

Burnet, Robert 117, 691, 760, 862, 924, 961 

Carter, Robert & Bros 615, 849 

Carter, Dinsmore & Co 122 

Cassell, Petter & Galpin, 49, 142, 261, 340,381, 

446, 472, 648, 694, 844 

Catholic Pub. Soc 68, 69, 344 

Challen, Howard 920, 943, 964 

Chamberlin, Whitmore & Co 121 

Christian Union 643 

Christern, F. W 350 

Church, John & Co., 166, 190, 263, 285, 358, 

374, 388, 418, 442, 474. 5i6, 542, 590, 644, 672, 

692, 726, 750, 776, 864, 893, 916, 944, 962 

Church, W. C. & F. P 540 

Clark & Maynard 88, 347 

Clarke, Robert & Co 164,692 

Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger, 86, 87, 162, 
186, 262; 286, 340, 348, 374, 390, 416, 443, 482, 
519, 541, 598, 644, 675, 698, 725, 752, 777, 845, 

857, 897, 925. 945, 949 


Coates, Jos. H. & Co., 372, 390, 412, 553, 702, 

73i, 794 
Cockcroft, Jas. & Co Cover Nov. 27 

Collins & Bro 37, 357 

Collins, A. M., Son & Co., 162, 188, 262, 286, 356, 

375, 390. 4i6, 443. 476, 5i9» 541. 592, 644,667. 
696, 722, 746, 782, 864, 892, 914, 941, 960 

Crocker, S. R 104 

C ro well, Thomas Y 942 

Davie, W. O. & Co., 392, 413, 444, 476, 518, 598, 

672, 724, 784, 896, 942 

Davis, R. S. & Co 342 

Dick & Fitzgerald 853 

Dillingham, C. T., 694, 758, 860, 896, 918, 941, 


Dodd & Mead, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96,429, 

481, 601, 653, 751, 791, 792, 793, 902 

Dodge, Collier & Perkins 115 

Draper, W. F 412, 916 

Dutton, E. P. & Co .66, 67, 480, 588 

Elliot, A. G., 392, 414, 443, 476, 519, 541, 592, 

644, 667, 696, 722, 746, 782 

Estes & Lauriat 39S 

Fisher, A.J 333 

Foote, E. B. See Murray Hill Pub. Co. 

Ford, J. B. & Co 31, 373, 484, 594, 670, 827 

Gebbie Si Barrie, 164, 184, 286, 374, 413, 516, 

586, 666, 852 

Geyer, Andrew Cover Oct. 9, 630 

Gill, Wm. F. & Co., 32, 184, 348, 584, 838, 839, 

840, 841, 919 

Gillott, Jos. & Sons, 156, 186, 262, 284, 340, 374, 

388, 414, 440, 468, 519, 541, 592, 644, 667, 696, 


Graves, A. F 39 

Green, S. W 184, 284, 442, 586, 718, 868, 944 

Griggs, S. C. & Co 419 

Hake, Ph 940 

Hale, E. J. & Son 88, 590, 718, 746, 863, 914 

Hall, H. B. & Son (Engravers), 156, 184, 284, 

413, 540, 718, 864 

Happy Hours Co 29, 390, 474, 573 

Harding, W. W 674 

Harper & Bros., 78, 79, 80, 81, 173, 389, 473, 

597. 759. *73 
Holman, A. J. & Co 718, 775 

Holt, Henry & Co., 33, 167, 193, 341, 417, 477, 

617, 693, 765, 842 

Horsman, E. 1 673, 697, 727 

Houghton, H. O. & Co. See Hurd & Houghton. 




Hurd & Houghton, 50, 51, 189, 391, 393, 486, 

616, 644, 646, 677, 835, 836, 837, 921 

Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor & Co., 166, 285, 345, 

418, 542, 726, 893 

James St. John Stationery Co 618 
ansen, McClurg & Co 83 
efferies, Charles T. & Sons 186 
[elly, Piet & Co 105 

Kelly's American Catalogue 940 

Leavitt, Geo. A. & Co., 12, 13, 158, 159, 165, 
243, 246, 499, 526, 527, Cover Oct. 9, 627, 719, 

Lee & Shepard, 70, 71, 72, 128, 170, 194, 266, 

290, 362, 377, 394, 426, 450, 497. 521, 545, 73<>. 

762, 785, 869, 898, 926, 946, 966 

Lee, Shepard & Dillingham 4 

Liebenroth, Von Auw & Co 117 

Lippincott, J. B. & Co., 98, 99, 245, 355, 415, 

447, 455, 501, 551, 754, 775, 843, 863 

Literary News 127, 544, 757 

Little, Brown & Co., 30, 161, 449, 487, 609, 776, 

Lockwood, George R 342 

Lock wood, Brooks & Co.. 39, 160, 163, 516. 594, 

828, 829 

Lothrop, D. & Co 28, 421, 624, 848 

McKinney, H. N. & Co 102 

Macmillan & Co., 14, 15, 16, 17, x8, 19. 20, 21, 

349, 580, 581, 668, 669, 733, 822, 823, 901, 929 

Manhattan Book Co 118, 283, 356 

Manhattan Monthly 963 

Mason, Albert 168, 263 

Merriam, G. & C 442, 854 

Meyer, Louis 778, 779 

Miller, James 84, 620, 783, 859, 895, 922 

Murphy, John & Co. 188, 264, 348 

Murray Hill Pub. Co 582,583 

Nation (The) 381 

Nelson & Phillips . . .61, 187, 483, 723, 851, 923 

Nelson, Thos. & Sons, 82, 478, 479, 625, 626, 

846, 847 

New- York Silicate Book-Slate Co., 164, 184, 

262, 283, 356, 372, 390, 412,442, 474, 516, 540, 

586, 591, 645, 649, 666, 690, 718, 750, 774, 864 

Nichols & Hall 105 

Osgood, Jas. R. & Co., 62, 63, 140, 172, 244, 

268, 292, 364, 380, 396, 428, 451, 452, 453, 454, 

500, 524, 548, 549, 550, 628, 652, 680, 700, 732, 

764. 787, 788, 789, 790, 856, 872, 900, 928, 948 

Patterson, F. B 34, 102, 643 

Payne, Holden & Co., 184, 262, 283, 356, 374, 

390, 412 

Peterson, T. B. & Bros 85, 141, 270, 378 

Photo-Engraving Co 420, 446, 484 

Porter & Bainbridge 119, 600 

Porter & Coates, Cover July 3, 1, 2, 3, 553,654- 

Cover Nov. 27 

Pott, Young & Co 599 

Potter, Ainsworth & Co 103 

Pounsford, A. H. & Co 162 

Prang, L. & Co., 106, 107, 108, 109, no, in, 

T12, 113, 114 

Preble, J. Q. & Co 121 

Presb. Board of Pub., 160, 263, 358, 388, 442, 

474, 590, 672, 726, 776, 868, 944 

Publishers' Board of Trade, 143, 271, 339, 365, 

399, 431, 503, 555, 571,631, 655, 681, 703, 767, 

875, 951 
Putnam's Sons, G. P., 38, 293, 430, 552, 750, 830 

Randolph, A. D. F. & Co 36, 480, 850 

Raynor, Samuel & Co 690 

Roberts Bros., 25, 475, 518, 608, 678, 720, 824, 

825, 917 
rs, John 852 


Roman, A. & Co 56, 613 

Routledge, Geo. & Sons, 52, 53, 54, 55, 602,603, 

604, 605, 606, 607, 749, 858 

Rowell, George P. & Co 373 

Sabin, J. & Sons 100, 101 

Schermerhorn, J. W. & Co. . . 356 

Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 40, 139, 185. 267, 
361, 395. 502, 523, 554, 699, 811, 812, 813, 814, 

Scribner, Welford & Armstrong, 73, 74, 75, 76, 

77. 157, 174. 382, 441, 456, 515, 525, 539. 629, 
665, 748, 815, 816, 817, 8t8, 819, 820 

Scribner & Co 784, 821 

Selchow, E. G. & Co 587, 647, 695, 753 

Sheffield, H 586,643 

Sheldon & Co., 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 

136, 137, 138, 294, 528, 574, 575, 576, 577, 578, 
579, 646 (j:),666 (*), 690 (x), 722 {x\ 734, 959 

Shepard, H. L. & Co 595 

Shrive r, T. & Co 116 

Smith & McDougal, 372, 393, 412, 448, 472, 518, 

543, 598. 648, 672, 690, 724, 752, 784, 868, 896, 

018, 942, 904 
Sneider, Robert, 116, 286, 746, 774, 863, 940, 959 

Somerby. Chas. P 122 

Sower, Potts & Co 360 

Spon, E. & F. N 520,646 

Stationers' Handbook 126 

Stevens, Geo. E. & Co 104 

Surdam, B. G. & Co 596, 728, 758, 860 

Taintor, Bros. & Co 88 

Taylor, Martin 104, 164, 188 

Tompkins, Kilbourne 102 

Townsend, W. A 160 

Treat, E. B 621, 854 

Tucker, Benj. R 942 

Uniform Trade-List Annual 124, 125, 854 

United States Pub Co..l 103.670 

University Pub. Co 88 

Van Everen, P. F 120, 448 

Virtue & Yorston 97, 589 

Waggoner, J. Fred 593 

Warren & Wyman 69, 596 

Weber, J. J 666 

Whitaker's Reference Catalogue 543, 941 

Whittaker, T , 482,594 

Widdleton, W. J., 57, 58, 59, 60, 359, 485, 610, 

611, 612, 826 

Wiley, John & Son 104, 188, 516, 916 

Williams, A. & Co 590, 645, 667, 696 

Williams, H.T 728,754, 782, 867 

Wilson, Hinkle & Co 287, 358, 392, 414, 443 

Wilstach, Baldwin & Co 671, 867 

World Publishing Co 26, 27 

Worthington, R. & Co., 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46,47, 


48, 49, 192, 284, 350, 375, 420, 520, 619 
, H. A. & Co 622,623 

Classified Index to Advertisers (exclusive 

of Publishers). 

(For number of pages see preceding Alphabetical List of 


Advertising Agents. 

Geo. P. Rowell & Co. 


E. & H. T. Anthony & Co. 
W. W. Harding. 
A. J. Hoi man <E Co. 
Henry Holt & Co. 


Liebenroth, Von Auw & Co. 
Nichols & Hall. 

Automatic Book-Clamp. 
A. J. Fisher. 

Book Agents, Importers, Jobbers, etc. 

Henry Carey Baird & Co. 

Baker, Pratt & Co. 

J. W. Bouton. 

Cassell. Petter & Galpin. 

F. W. Christern. 

Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger. 

C. T. Dillingham. 

Charles T. Jefferies & Sons. 

Lee, Shepard & Dillingham. 

Liebenroth, Von Auw & Co. 

J. B. Lippincott & Co. 

Porter A Coates. 

Geo. Routledge & Sons. 

J. Sabin & Sons. 

Scriboer, Welford & Armstrong. 

John Wiley & Son. 

A. Williams & Co. 

Wilson, Htnkle & Co. 

R. Worthington & Co. 

Book- Covers. 

Pajne, Hoi den & Co. 
Hartin Taylor. 
P. F. Van Everen. 

Cards and Card-Board. 

Baker, Pratt & Co. 

A. M. Collins, Son & Co. 

Ph. Hake. 

Robert Sneider. 

Ckromos and Frames, etc. 

E. & H. T. Anthony & Co. 
Cassell, Petter & Galpin. 
Dodge, Collier & Perkins. 
L. Prang & Co. 

% Copying-Presses. 
T. Shriver & Co. 

Die- Sinking. 

Robert Sneider. 

Drawing Materials. 
L Prang & Co. 

Electrotypes, etc. 

Cassell, Petter & Galpin. 
Gebbie & Barrie. 
S.W. Green. 
Smith & McDougal. 

Engravings, etc. 

Gebbie & Barrie. 
H. B. Hall & Son. 
Smith & McDougal. 

Robert Sneider. 


Berlin & Jones Envelope Co. 

E. F. Brown. 

Ckamberlin, Whit mo re & Co. 

J. fi. Preble & Co. 

Smuel Ray nor & Co. 


Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger. 

E. I. Horsman. 

J. B. Lippincott & Co. 

E. G. Selchow & Co. 

E. B. Treat. 

Inks and Mucilage. 

Baker, Pratt & Co. 
Carter,' Dinsmore & Co. 
Lock wood, Brooks & Co. 

Inkstands (Patent Safety). 
Baker, Pratt & Co. 

Journals, Magazines, etc. 

American Bibliopolist. See J. Sabin & Sons. 

Bookshelf. See F. B. Patterson. 

Braithwaite's Retrospect. See W. A. Townsend. 

Chatterbox. Sec Am. News Co. 

Children's Prize. See Am. News Co. 

Christian Union. 

Literary News. 

Literary World. 

Little Folks. See Am. News Co. 

Manhattan Monthly. 


Popular Science Monthly. See D. Appleton & 

St. Nicholas. See Scribner & Co. 
Sunday Reading. See Am. News Co. 
U. S. Official Post- Office Guide. See Hurd & 


Kaleidoscopes (sec Stereoscopes). 

Letter-Files, etc. 

Am. News Co. 
Payne, Holden & Co. 

Library Numbers. 
P. F. Van Everen. 

Lithographer^ etc. 
Robert Sneider. 

Mathematical Instruments, etc. 
Cassell, Petter & Galpin. 

L. Prang & Co. (Illuminated). 


iohn Church & Co. 
,ouis Meyer. 


Berlin & Jones Envelope Co. 
Chamberlin, Whitmore & Co. 
A. G. Elliot. 
Manhattan Book Co. 
Porter & Bainbridge. 


Photo-Engraving Co. 

Photographs, etc. 

E. & H. T. Anthony & Co. 
A. M. Collins, Son & Co. 

Printers, etc. 

A. M. Collins, Son & Co. 



5. W. Green. 

A. H. Pounsford & Co. 

Robert Sneider. 

Ready Reference Card- Holder. 

Baker, Pratt & Co. 

School Furniture, etc. 

J. W. Schermerhorn & Co. 

Scraft- Books. 

Robert Burnet. 

Liebenroth, Von Auw & Co. 

Silicate Book- Slates. 
N. Y. Silicate Book-Slate Co. 

Stationery and Fancy Goods. 

American News Co. 
Anderson & Cameron. 
Baker, Pratt & Co. 
Edward E. Brown. 
A. B. Bullock. 

Chamberlin, Whitmore & Co. 
Claxton, Remsen & Haffel finger. 
A. M. Collins, Son & Co. 
James St. John Stationery Co. 

. Liebenroth, Von Auw & Co. 
I f. B. Lippincott & Co. 

Lockwood, Brooks & Co. 

A. H. Pounsford & Co. 

J. Q. Preble & Co. 

Robert Sneider. 

George E. Stevens & Co. 

Wilson, Hinkle & Co. 

John Rogers. 


Steel Pens. 

Joseph Gillott & Sons. 

Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor & Co. 

Stereoscopes, Kaleidoscopes, Views, etc. 

E. & H. T. Anthony & Co. 
Dodge, Collier & Perkins. 
B. G. Surd am & Co. 

Trade and Auction Sales. 

W. O. Davie & Co.| 
Andrew Geyer. 
George A. Leavitt & Co. 
T. B. Peterson & Brothers. 
J. Sabin & Sons. , 



Ambitious Author (An) , 7x5 

American Book Trade Constitution o 

American Book Trade Association Officers 8 

Another Protest 95<> 

Appeal from the Nation % 369 

Arrangements for the Convention 6, 149, 150 

Book Fair (The) 349 

Supplementary Suggested 410 

The Supplementary 684, 687 

Book Fair Question 337 

Book Fair System • 277 

Booksellers as Educators 680 

Booksellers in Council at Rochester 369 

Booksellers' Exchange and Clearing-House 12 

Booksellers' Movement (The) 256 

Book Trade Combination 908 

Boston Lottery 405* 433. 5*a 

Boston to the Front 369 

Buying School-Books 335 

•Centennial Exhibition 336, 565, 635, 711, 955 

•Central Booksellers' Association Meeting of September 

7th, 436 ; Meeting of October 12th 638, 660 

Chicago Jobbing 7°9* 739 

Cobb, Andrews A Co 18a 

•Committee on Book Fair Report x 1 

Convention and the Fair 6 

•Convention at Niagara (Editorial) 180, 195 

Convention at Niagara (Report) 197 

Copy-Books in Chicago 15X, 152 

•Copyright in Notes 685 

Cost and Prices of Books 7°9 

Decimal System for Paper 153 

Discount on School-Books 153 

Discounts and the Reform 153 

Discounts to Ministers 409 

Each for Himself 385 

Editor (An) on the Main Question. 534 

Educational Interests at the Centennial 336 

Evening Post's Bookmakers 655 

Expenses in the Book Business 255 

*♦ Fair" Epic (A) 259 

Fairs (The) 560 

Fall Outlook 461 

Final Question 934 

Ford, J. B., ft Co.'s Suspension 258, 27X 

From a Clergyman and Librarian 909 

From up the River 738, 740 

•" Give Us a Chance" 77* 

■Grangers and School- Books 562 


Has the Reform Strength to Maintain its Principles ? . . . 637 

How Much to Expect of Booksellers. 710 

How to Get Discounts 153 

How to Quicken Business 465 

Hudson River Booksellers' Association 741 

Index to the Reform 6 

Lancaster, Pa., Booksellers 436 

Lee &Shepard's Failure.. 404, 509, 5x1, 538, 561, 564, 66a, 7x0 

Library Statistics 911 

Michigan Booksellers 1 Association 463 

Nashville Booksellers' Association 463 

New-England Booksellers' Association Meeting of Aug. 

19th, 406 ; Meeting of October 20th 661 

New-Orleans Booksellers' Association 639 

Newsdealers' Grievance 884 

Notes from London 799, 880 

Obituary : 

John Churchill 

Henry F. Phinney 77a 

Alexander Pirie , ....937 

Observer (The) Discussion 743, 884, 908 

Old Year Out 954 

Open Letter to H. C. Lea, and Reply 565, 635. 659, 660 

Other Side (The) 508,510 

Other Side Again 889 

Philadelphia to the Front 435 

Philosophy of Sales 737 

Plain Words from a Traveller 637 

Platform of Cincinnati Convention 8 

Platform of Put-in Bay Convention 9 

Plea for Life j6t 

Postal Conference 887 

Prefix (A) Declined 566 

Providence Booksellers' Association 563 

Publishers' Board of Trade Meeting of October 28th, 

1874 11 

Question (The) at Princeton 532, 658, 659 

Question of the Times 56a 

Randolph (Mr.) in the Observer 743, 908 

Reform (The) 349 

Reform Movement. — A Dialogue 510 

Reform in New-Orleans. . . 685 

Reinforcements for Subscriber 884 

Religious Publishing Society (A) 715 

Retail Prices. — A Case of Conscience 5x0 

School-Book Exhibition. — An Excellent Suggestion 533 

School- Book Question 9x1 

School- Books in Detroit.... 53a 

Sensible Voice from the Second-Hand Trade 15a 


VI 1 


Shakespeare Bibliography 410 

Sheldon A Co.'* Sate (An Explanation), 883 ; Reply 

to 935*955 

Signers of Twenty Per Cent Rule xo 

Special Lists : 

American Ed. Catalogue for 1875 297 

Rooks for the Holiday Season 805 

Stationers' Board of Trade Meeting of September 2d. 
4*7 ; Meeting of October 12th, 639 ; Meeting of Board 

of Directors, October z8th 661 

Stationers 1 Exchange 687 

Stationery at the Book Fair 182, 258 

Stocking up for the Holidays 771 

Trade Decisions 563 

Trade Dinner (The) 254 


Trade Organization 633- 

Trade Queries 563- 

Two Things (The) Wanted 148 

Underselling at Collets 532, 534, 658, 659- 

Underselling in New-»\ ork 635, 883 

Underselling Outdone 279 

V nderselling Shops 907 

Uniform Trade-List Annual and an Index 149, 152- 

Washington Booksellers' Association 511 

Way of the Underseller 53r 

What a Customer and Subscriber in the South Says, 
636 ; Where is the Place ? 685 ; " Subscriber's" Reply. .740 

Wholesale Prices of Newspapers Too High 883 

Why Association was a Necessity 36s 

Word for Reform 956- 




[Book Fair Supplement] 

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The Convention and the Fair 6 

An Index to the Reform 6 

Arrangements for the Convention 6 

Platform of Cincinnati Convention 8 

American Book Trade Association Officers, 8 

American Book Trade Constitution 9 

Platform of Put-in-Bay Convention 9 

Signers of 20 per cent Rule 10 

Publishers' Board of Trade 11 

Book Exchange and Clearing- House 12 


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The Publishers' Weekly 

Book Fair Supplement. 

The Convention and the Fair. 

If nothing else had been done in the year 
and a- half since a few " reformers" met at Cin- 
cinnati and set on foot the first general orga- 
nization of the American book trade, than to 
get the trade together as by all si^ns it is 
coming together, at the Niagara Convention 
and the New- York Fair, an important work 
would nevertheless have been accomplished. 
There is no trade which more needs that enthu- 
siasm for work which comes of feeling that you 
are one of a great host that is working, shoul- 
der to shoulder, to do something in the world • 
And the something which the bookseller has 
to do is a very important something. He is 
right hand to the author's brain. In getting 
people to read books, he is doing them true 
service, and the trade is thus fulfilling the pa- 
triotic duty of educating the community, at the 
same time that it is earning its bread and but- 
ter. Perhaps, until the reform is consum- 
mated, we had better say simply its bread. 

Now, there is no doubt that the quantity and 
quality of books sold depends, in considerable 
measure, upon how hard and how wisely the 
bookseller tries to sell them. If he isn't inte- 
rested in his business, if he finds it's " no use 
to try," the books won't be sol^. Some people 
will buy anyway'; but many others will not. 
Some of the wisest heads in the trade believe 
that the book business could be almost doubled 
in this country if retailers were as bright as they 
might be, under a wholesome trade feeling and 
policy. The trade in books bears no compari- 
son to that in an article of mere luxury, such 
as jewelry. The first important step is to get 
the' trade together, so that it may know and 
feel its unity. 

We have high hopes from the wisdom of the 
Niagara Convention, to which we look for 
action that will make bookselling pay. This 
accomplished, the Book Fair is a grand means 
for keeping the trade alive to its work. The 
first one is, of course, an experiment. It may 
not be at the best time of the year, or there 
may be other defects in the first planning. But 
these will correct ' themselves. Its idea is 
thoroughly good, and we believe it will, how- 
ever modified, become a permanent feature of 
the trade. It has already accomplished a positive 
rood in doing away with the trade sales, which 

were demoralizing and should never be revived. 
The retailer is no longer tempted, by the hasty 
chance of a "bargain," to buy three or four 
times as many copies as he can place, and to 
lock up his capital in them on his shelves. 
He can buy cautiously and knowingly, and 
balance his stock as he should. And, ulti- 
mately, we expect the Fair to be acknowledged 
the great event of the year to the whole trade, 
and a means of inspiration to it to do its best 
" all the year round." So we welcome all to 
the Convention and the Fair. 

An Index to the Reform. 

We give below, for present reference, an index 
to the numbers of the Publishers' Weekly in 
which the important papers in relation to the 
reform are to be found : 

Report of the Cincinnati Convention, Feb. lalh, 13th, 
1874 r No. no, Feb. 21st, 1874. 

Report of Put-in Bay Convention, July 21-330% 1874, in- 
cluding organization of A. B. T. A. and Western 
Booksellers' (Jobbers') Association, Supplement. 

No. 134, Aug. 8th, 187 

Organization of the Central Booksellers Association, 
with constitution, etc No. 142, Oct. 3d, 1874. 

First Regular Meeting of C. B. A.. No. 144, Oct. 17th, 1874. 

Publishers' Board of Trade, ao per cent rule. 

No. 147, Nov. 7th, 1874. 

Boston Meeting, extra. No. 149, Nov. 21st, 1874. 

Report of Committee on Book Fair. .No. 160, Feb. 6th, 1875. 

Central Booksellers' Association Meeting, with Lippin- 
cott correspondence, report of Philadelphia meeting, 
and list of signatures to ao per cent rule ; supplement. 

No. 16a, Feb. aoth, 1875. 

Lippincott " hew basis" No. 167, Mar. 37th, 1875- 

Article on German Book Exchange.. No. 168, April 3d, 1875. 

Report of Committee on Assemblies, reply to Lippin- 
cott platform, and letter of 1 ' Facts" on c ' The Business 
Morality of Underselling" No. 1701, April 17th, 1875. 

Arrangements for the Convention. 

The Committee on Assemblies give notice 
that the Convention will be opened Tuesday 
afternoon, July 13th, at 3 o'clock, with an ad- 
dress by President Randolph. Arrangements, 
have been made to hold the general meetings 
in the Pavilion, Prospect Park, near the Falls, 
at a single entrance-fee of twenty-five cents for 
each member for the whole time. During con- 
vention week there will be special meetings of 
the law, medical, Catholic, and Sunday-school 
publishers, the representatives of the religious 
publication societies, jobbers, and any other 
special interests, places and time to be desig- 
nated at the Convention. 

Head-quarters at Niagara will beat the Inter- 
national Hotel, which offers the most favorable 
terms to members of the trade ; the Cataract 
and Spencer Houses also make some reduc- 
tion in their terms, as does the Tifft House at 
Buffalo. At New- York, during the Book 
Fair, which it is hoped will be attended en 

Book Fair Supplement. 

masse by those present at the Convention, 
the Grand Central Hotel Will be head-quar- 
ters, at greatly reduced rates ; the Metro- 
politan will also make some reduction. 
These reductions cover only the time of the 
CoDvention and Fair. The committee does 
not undertake to make specific arrangements as 
to rooms, etc., at the hotels, so that those de- 
siring special accommodations should apply to 
the respective proprietors directly, by letter. 

A special train for the accommodation of 
those attending the trade Convention, will leave 
New- York via the Erie Railway, on Monday 
evening, July 12th, by the ferry at foot'of Twen- 
ty-third street, at 6.30 p.m., or foot of Chambers 
street at 7 p.m. Tickets for the round trip, $10, 
to be obtained at the ticket-office on presenta- 
tion of the certificate of the Committee on As- 
semblies. The tickets are good on any train ; 
but it is urged that as many as possible will 
avail themselves of the special train, where 
superior arrangements will be made for their 
comfort, and an opportunity for mutual ac- 
quaintance and interchange of views will be 
afforded. Those who expect to take this train 
will please notify the committee at the earliest 
possible moment ; and members who intend to 
take their families by this train will please 
state the accommodations required, that if a 
sufficient number apply a special sleeping-car 
may be set apart for families. Any members of 
the trade who prefer to leave the day before at 
the same hour will also please notify the Com- 
mittee, and, if the number warrant, a special 
car will be dispatched on Sunday night also. 
The special train for the return will be so ar- 
ranged as to afford the finest views of the glo- 
rious scenery on the Erie Railway. 

No reductions by Hudson River and Central 
R.R. have so far been obtained, though the Al- 
bany boats issue round-trip tickets between 
New- York and Albany at $3 (regular rate after 
Jnly 1st, $2 each way), good on either day or 
night line. 

Those coming from the East may obtain ex- 
cursion tickets to New-York via Norwich 
Steamboat Company, at (6 from Boston or 
Worcester. Unless arrangements are made later, 
local fares must be paid to those points. 

Arrangements for the West so far made are : 
From Toledo and Detroit, by Canada Southern 
JUL, to Niagara, round trip at rate one way, — 
from Toledo, $8.25, on application to George B. 
Brown ; Columbus, round trip tickets to Nia- 
gara, $13.90, good July 8th to October 31st; 
Cleveland, via Lake Shore R.R., round-trip 
tickets to Niagara at two cents per mile, good 
from July 12th to August 1st ; Indianapolis, 
excursion tickets via C, C. & C. R.R. at two cents 
permile ; Cincinnati, excursion tickets via A. 
*G. W. R.R. to Niagara, thence to New- York 
iad back, $25 — see also rates via CX. & C. R.R.; 
Dubuque, round trip to Chicago via Chica- 
go, Clinton, and Dubuque R.R., (12.30, time 
B&limited — rates from Chicago to be an- 
nounced ; St. Louis, excursion tickets to Ni- 
agara, via T. f W. & W. R.R., on application to 
Mr. Baker, at $20, good till September 1st. 

Visitors from the §outh will find accommo- 
dations as follows : From Washington, excur- 
sion tickets to Niagara, via Pa. R.R. & Northern 
Central, (19.25, good till Nov. 1st — but this 
Qecessitates breaking the route to get to Book 
£»r; Richmond, round trip to Baltimore, via 
Richmond, York River & Chesapeake R.R. (in- 

cluding a delightful steamboat trip on Chesa- 
peake Bay), $5— rates from Baltimore to be 
announced; New-Orleans, excursion tickets, via 
Chicago, St. Louis & N. O. R.R., to Niagara, 
$60/ good until Oct. 1st — members may pos- 
sibly do better by buying only to St. Louis ; 
Galveston, round trip tickets, through J. E. 
Mason, $67.50. 

This information, with particulars as to hotel 
rates, etc., which the Committee is not per- 
mitted to advertise publicly, is given in the in- 
vitation and circular now being distributed 
very widely through the trade by post ; later 
arrangements will be announced through the 
Weekly as soon as concluded. As a rule, 
those coming from smaller places must make 
individual arrangements to the centres, having 
previously applied for the reductions thence 
to the local agents of the Committee, from 
whom the method of obtaining these reductions 
must be learned. The Committee can not assist 
those coming and going by different routes, ex- 
cept between New- York and Niagara. From 
any place not covered by the Committee, it 
would advise the purchase of the general ex- 
cursion tickets to Niagara offered by most of 
the roads at low terms. 

Certificates are now being sent out by the 
Committee on Assemblies to all members of 
the trade who desire to attend the Convention 
and Fair. These entitle the holder to the hotel 
reductions, will assist him, and are in many 
cases necessary, to procure the special railroad 
rates, and give him the benefit of many reduc- 
tions in the cost of sight-seeing at Niagara, be- 
sides admitting him to the Convention. They 
are sent free of charge to all members of the 
trade making application (care of The Publish- 
ers' Weekly), and it is desired that all who 
can will apply before reaching Niagara. 

The Committee wishes to state that it is im- 
possible for separate answers to be made to all 
the detailed letters of inquiry addressed to its 
members, and begs that these statements may 
be received in lieu thereof. All members of 
the trade, whether members of the A. B. T. A . 
or not, are invited and urged to take part in 
the Convention, and all who desire to promote 
reform are asked to impress upon the trade 
in their vicinity the importance of being pre- 
sent. Extra circulars for distribution will be 
freely sent, if application is made. Booksel- 
lers intending to visit the Eastern trade centres 
during the year will find it to their interest 
to come now, when low hotel and railroad 
rates on the one hand, and the extra induce- 
ments of the Book Fair on the other, make it 
doubly advantageous. 


Boston: William Lee, Messrs. Lee & Shepard. 
New- York: A. C. Barnes, Messrs. A. S." 

Barnes & Co. 
Albany and Troy: Joseph Knight, Messrs. H. B. 

Nims & Co. (Troy). 
Rochester: Messrs. Steele & Avery. 
Buffalo: Martin Taylor. 
Philadelphia: George Rem sen, Messrs. Clax- 

ton, Remsen & Haffel finger. 
Baltimore: John B. Piet, Messrs. Kelly, Piet & 

Washington: William Ballantyne. 
Pittsburg: S. A. Clarke & Co. 
Cincinnati: C. S. Bragg, Messrs. Wilson, Hin- 

kle & Co. 


The Publishers' Weekly 

Columbus:. Isaac C. Aston. 

Cleveland: Ingham, Clarke & Co. 

Chicago: £. L. Jansen, Messrs. J an sen, McClurg 

Detroit: George H. Smith, Messrs, £. B. Smith 

Milwaukee: H. H. West, Messrs. West & Co. 
Burlington, Iowa: Wesley Jones. 
Indianapolis: S. T. Bowen, Messrs. Bowen, 

Stewart & Co. 
Dubuque: G. B. Grosvenor, Messrs. Grosvenor 

& Harger. 
Rock Island: R. Crampton. 
St. Louis: Gray, Baker & Co. 
Nashville: A. Setliff. 
Dayton: A. F. Payne, Messrs. Payne, Holden 

Toledo: George Brown, Messrs. Brown & 

New-Orleans: James A. Gresham. 
Galveston: J. E. Mason. 

Atlanta: F. G. Hancock, Messrs. Burke, Han- 
cock & Co. 
Richmond: J. T. Ellyson. 
San Francisco: S. H. Bonesteel, Messrs. J. G. 

Hodge & Co. 

A Plan of the Fair. 

As we write, Messrs. George A. Leavitt&Co. 
arc busily at work in fitting up the commodious 
rooms they have secured, and assigning spaces 
to publishing members of the Exchange. 

The temporary annexation of the Mercantile 
Library Reading-Room gives them the full se- 
cond floor of Clinton Hall, 150 x 75, and here 
will be all the publishers. Up-stairs, a large 
room like the regular salesroom is reached di- 
rectly from the latter, and this is to be occupied 
by the manufacturing stationers and chromo 
publishers. We hope to give, in a number pre- 
vious to the Fair, a plan of the location of houses 
— possibly we may be able to insert it in the 
later copies of this supplement. 


ARY 12-13, 1874. 

The American Book Trade Union, in con- 
vention assembled, declares its belief that the 
interests of the public, the publisher, the jobber, 
and the retailer alike demand reform from the 
evils that now cripple the trade. Believing that 
the office of the bookseller is an important one 
in the true progress of the country, and that the 
interest of publishers also demands a thorough, 
capable, and effective distributing system which 
shall include retailers at every place that can 
support a bookstore, it sees that this result can 
be had only by the abandonment of the present 
unprofitable and fictitious trade system, and a 
return to one based on sound business princi- 
ples, giving the public their books cheaper, and 
the dealer such fair advantages as he who de- 
votes his capital, ability, and time to any busi- 
ness has a right to expect. It does not desire 
to stifle by combination the competition of en- 
terprise and ability which is the life of trade, but 
seeks simply to unite the trade under a healthful 
and rational system of prices and discounts, 
which shall- make it possible for able and use- 

ful men to remain in the trade, and supply to 
the younger generation some incentive to edu- 
cate themselves rightly for a trade which should 
offer the double opportunity of a high order of 
usefulness to the community and fair pecuni- 
ary return. Looking, therefore, to the adoption 
of such a policy as shall secure the interests 
and prosperity of all, it respectfully offers to 
the publishers — who, being few in number, 
centralized in position, and in other respects 
the heads of the trade, are the proper parties 
to inaugurate the reform — the following sugges- 
tions : 

1st. That the present system of professional 
discounts should be discountenanced and abo- 
lished by all book dealers, and no discounts 
from retail price be made to any persons outside 
the regular trade. 

That the only exception, and that advisable 
as a matter of present expediency, should be 
in the first introduction and exchange of school- 
books, which should be done through the resi- 
dent trade or the publisher's traveling agent ; 
the time for introduction prices being limited 
to thirty days. 

That wholesaling live books to newspapers 
for premiums is especially detrimental to the 

2d. That the trade sales are a leading cause 
of the present demoralization, and detrimental 
to the interests of the whole trade, an evil 
which should be remedied by publishers de- 
clining to contribute, and by dealers generally 
abstaining from buying. 

3d. That the publishers' practice of sending 
hooks by mail upon receipt of published price 
is an injustice to local dealers which can be 
fairly remedied by an additional charge of 10 
per cent for postage. 

4th. That to assure permanence in these re- 
forms, the retail price of books should be re- 
duced so that the largest discount under any 
circumstances could not exceed one third. 


Whereas^ We all recognize that underselling 
is the crying evil of the book trade, and that 
this evil is the result of the exorbitant retail 
prices of books, the large discounts made to 
the trade by publishers, and the book trade 
sales, and 

Whereas \ We have, by resolution, respectful- 
ly but earnestly requested publishers to lessen 
these prices and discounts and abolish trade 
sales ; therefore 

Resolved* That, as retailers, jobbers, and pub- 
lishers, we pledge ourselves to use all reasona- 
ble endeavors to maintain and protect publish- 
ers' retail prices. 

American Book Trade Association. 


President : 
A. D. F. Randolph, New-York. 

First Vice-President : 
Isaac C. Aston, Columbus. 

Second Vice-President: 
Martin Taylor, Buffalo. 

Third Vice-President : 
H. H. West, Milwaukee. 

Book Fair Supplement. 

Treasurer ; 
Timothy Nicholson, Richmond, Ind. 

Corresponding Secretary : 
James S. Baker, New- York. 

Recording Secretary : 
John H. Thomas, Dayton. 

Executive Committee : 

William Lee, Boston. 
A. F. Payne, Da v ton. 
W. D. Baker, St." Louis. 
£. L. Jansen, Chicago. 
George H. Smith, Detroit. 
W. S. Appleton, New- York. 
C. S. Bragg, Cincinnati. 
A. Setl iff, Nashville. 
W. Jones, Burlington, Iowa. 
T. A. Andrews, Cleveland. 

Committee on Assemblies : 

Isaac E. Sheldon, New- York. 
Joseph Knight, Troy. 

A. C. Barnes, New- York. 
Henry Holt, New- York. 
R. R. Bowker, New- York, 

Arbitration Committee. 

Robert Clarke, Cincinnati. 
George Remsen, Philadelphia. 
George B. Brown, Toledo. 
S. A. Clarke, Pittsburg. 
R. Crampton, Rock Island. 

Finance Committee. 

S. T. Bo wen, Indianapolis. 

B. H. Tick nor, Boston. 

G. B. Grosvenor, Dubuque. 
George E. Stevens, Cincinnati. 
W. H. Gross, Hartford. 



i. The name of this organization shall be 
"The American Book Trade Association." 

2. Its object shall be the promotion of the 
interests of the book trade in the United States, 
and the improvement of its methods of doing 

3- Its officers shall be a President, three 
Vice-Presidents, a Treasurer, a Recording Sec- 
retary, and a Corresponding Secretary ; to be 
elected at the annual meeting of the Associa- 
tion, by a majority of the members present. 
Their duties shall be the usual duties of such 

4- Its permanent committees shall be elected 
in the same manner and at the same time as 
the officers, and shall consist of — 

An Executive Committee, of ten ; 
A Committee on Assemblies of the Trade, of 

A Committee of Arbitration, of five ; 
A Committee on Finance, of five. 

5- The Treasurer shall give bonds to^ the 
President, in the sum of fiooo, and shalr pay 
out moneys only on the order of the Chairman 
of the Finance Committee. 

6. The duties of the Executive Committee 
tall be the general oversight of the affairs of 
&t Association, and to attend to all business 
*>t specially given to any other committees. 
. 7- The Committee on Assemblies of the 

Trade shall select the places and make all ne- 
cessary preparations for holding the regular 
and other meetings of the Association, and 
shall notify all members of the same in due 
season, by their Secretary. 

8. The Committee on Arbitration shall take 
cognizance of all complaints made against 
members, for alleged infractions of the by-laws. 
They shall endeavor, if possible, to reconcile 
the parties, and if not successful, shall publish, 
in the official organ of the trade, a complete 
statement of the case, with their conclusions, 
and present the same to the Association at its 
next meeting. 

9. The Committee on Finance shall devise 
ways and means for paying the necessary ex- 
penses of the Association ; shall be empowered 
to levy assessments in addition to the annual 
dues, if necessary, not to exceed $3 on each 
member in any one year, and shall audit the 
Treasurer's accounts 

10. The officers and committees shall hold 
office for one year, or until their successors are 

11. The annual meeting of the Association 
shall be held commencing on the second Tues- 
day in July of each year ; and special meetings 
may be called by the President on the unani- 
mous request of the Executive Committee. 

12. Any publishing or bookselling firm, or 
author, may become a member by signing this 
Constitution, and paying annually the sum of 
two dollars. 

13. The Executive Committee of this body 
shall have the power to fill all vacancies that 
may occur in committees, and each committee 
shall have authority to delegate its powers to 
one or more persons. 

14. This Constitution may be amended at 
any meeting by a two-thirds vote. 



21-23, 1S74. 

Whereas, The retail booksellers of this coun- 
try are a most important element of civilization, 
second only to the church and school -house, 
and no village or town can be thoroughly pros- 
perous which does not contain at least one 
good bookstore where the best literature of 
this country and the world is attractively dis- 
played ; arid 

Whereas, The late controversies and distrac- 
tions existing in the book trade, and the cus- 
tom which has grown up on the part of the pub- 
lishers and larger city dealers of 'selling books 
to private consumers at very nearly the same 
rate at which the local bookseller can purchase 
them, has rendered it impossible for the local 
dealer to successfully invest his capital in a 
stock of books to meet and develop the wants 
of his own section ; and if this evil is not 
checked, at no distant day the whole business 
of selling books must fall into the hands of 
large city dealers or peddlers, greatly to the 
detriment of local communities ; therefore be it 
Resolved, That the discounts which have hereto- 
fore been allowed to ministers, teachers, and libra- 
ries, on the ground that they are common workers 
with us in the distribution of knowledge, be as 
follows, namely : that a discount not exceeding 20 
per cent on miscellaneous and school-books, and 10 
per cent on medical books, may be allowed by pub- 
lishers, jobbers, and retailers, to professional men 


The Publishers* Weekly 

and backers, and on goods sold in quantities to li- 
braries and large buyers outside the trade. 

Resolved \ further, That we deem it right and 
for the best interests of book -buyers to make 
their purchase of, and to sustain the local book- 
seller, that the /business of the locality may be 
developed for the common good. The business 
of selling books is not among th« profitable 
kind of commercial enterprises, and yields but 
a fair living, and requires unusual intelligence 
to successfully prosecute it. - 

Resolved, That, in view of the insufficiency of 
the present system of trade sales, and also of 
commercial travelers, to meet the wants of the 
trade, that in lieu thereof this Convention ap- 
point a committee with power to establish and 
conduct a semi-annual Book Trade Sale or Fair, 
at which the publishers shall offer their books 
during the period of the sale or fair at special 
terms to the trade. 

Resolved, That the publishers be requested to 
send, as far as possible, editorial copies through 
the local bookseller, and that the bookseller 
exercise due care in the prompt delivery of the 
books and in the transmission of notices to the 

Resolved, That this Convention most cordially 
recommend to publishers the project of Mr. 
E. Steiger of New- York, as set forth in his cir- 
cular, of compiling and distributing among 
booksellers classified catalogues of American 
books and reprints, and hope that the publish- 
ers will sustain him by promptly furnishing him 
with their catalogues and such information as 
he "desires to complete his lists. 

Resolved, That this Convention recognize the 
Publishers' Weekly as the established organ 
of the entire trade, and recommend it to pub- 
lishers as the medium through which they 
should make their "first announcement" of 
books they propose to publish, and the full 
title of all books immediately on publication. 

Resolved, That the Convention appoint a Com- 
mittee on Permanent Organization of the Book 
Trade of America. 

Resolved, That we mutually pledge ourselves 
to the maintenance of the discounts and recom- 
mendations of the Committee of Thirty, adopt* 
ed by this Association on and after September 
ist, 1874. 



The Central Booksellers 1 Association adopts twenty (20) 
per cent as the maximum discount to be given to libraries, 
schools, teachers, professional men generally, > and other 
large buyers outside the trade, with the exception of sup- 
plies of school-books for first introduction ; specimen copies 
of school-books for examination ; school-books for school- 
boards and State normal schools created by law and autho- 
rized to purchase supplies from public funds ; school-books 
for schools, other than Sunday-schools, supported by reli- 
gious and benevolent societies, and purchasing their own 
supplies of school-books ; and to such merchants as deal in 
books and school supplies. 

The undersigned publishers and booksellers hereby accept 
the above by-law of the Central Booksellers' Association, to 
take effect on the ist of January next, and agree that the 
terms herein named shall be the rates of discount thereafter 
allowed on all sales at our establishment. [Note : This 
agreement, as signed by those following, is understood to 
restrict discounts to the classes named, all other retail buyers 
to be charged catalogue retail prices.] 

[The " Note" was added at the Philadelphia 
meeting, to cover an issue not before raised. — 

Signers of the 20 per cent Rule. 

(arranged by places.) 

New- York. 

Amer. Tract Society, rf. E. 

E. Goodenough. 
J. B. Ford ft Co. 
Clark ft Maynard. 
J. N. Stearns, Nat* .Temp. 


Thomas Nelson ft Son, Jas. 

Robertson, Attorney. 
Tames Miller. 

1. W. Schermerhorn ft Co. 
G. P. Putnam's Sons. 
Nelson & Phillips, Methodist 

Book Concern, 
Geo. Routledge ft Son, Jos. 

L. Blamire, Agt. 
Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor ft 

Harper ft Bros. 
Henry K. Van Siclen. 
N. Tibbals ft Son. 
U. D. Ward. 
G. W. Carleton ft Co. 
August Brentano. 
G. S. Scofield, Agent Amer. 

S. S. Union. 
Macmillan ft Co. 
Sheldon ft Co. 
Henry Holt ft Co. 

1 Lee, Shepard & Dillingham. 
, A. Dl F. Randolph ft Co. 

1 Geo. R. Lockwood 

i Scribner, Armstrong & Co. 

1 Scribner, Wei ford ft Arm- 

' strong. 

, Dodd ft Mead. 

Dick ft Fitzgerald. 

Baker, Pratt ft Co. 
j A. S. Barnes ft Co. 

E. T. Hale ft Son. 

F. W. Christern. 

D. Appleton ft Co. 
R. Carter & Br**. 

E. P. Dutton ft Co. 
Smith's Homoeopathic Phar., 

H. M. Smith.- 
Hurd ft Houghton. 
Jno. Wiley ft Son. 
Pott. Young ft Co. 
Warren ft Wyman. 
T. Whittaker. 
Baptist Pub. Society, G. M. 

Van Derlip. 
B. Westermann & Co. 
Albert Mason. 
W. J. Widdleton. 
Collins ft Bros. 
R. Worthington ft Co. 


H. O. Houghton ft Co. 

W. B. Clarke. 

Noyes, Holmes ft Co. 

Lee ft Shepard. 

Thompson. Brown ft Co, 

J. L. Hammett. 

Ginn Bros. 

D. Lothrop ft Co. 

Knight, Adams ft Co. 

Locke & Bubier. 

Geo. E. Littlefield. 

D. C. Coleswftrthy. 

Geo. E. Colesworthy. 

Carter ft Pettee. 

Geo. H. Springer, Agt. Amer. 

Bap. Pub. Soc. 
Eben Shute, Agent Amer. S. 

S. Union. 
James R. Osgood ft Co. 
Robert S. Davis ft Co. 
John L. Shorey. 
Roberts Bros. 
New-England News Co., 

John J. Dyer, Manager. 

Crocker ft Brewster. 

John Allyn. 

Patrick Donahoe. 

Colby ft Rich. 

Williams Bros. 

A. W. Lovering. 

R. L. Cummings, Agent, per 

E. S. Brooks. 
James Campbell- 
A. Williams ft Co. 
A. F. Graves. 
Henry Hoyt, per 

Moses H. Sargent. 
William Tomfinson. 
Geo. W. Armstrong. 
Young ft Bartlett. 
Estes ft Lauriat. 
Nichols ft Hall. 
A : K. Loring. 
Little, Brown ft Co. 
Brewer ft Tileston. 
New-England News Co. 
Schdnhoffft Moller. 

W. H 


Qaxton, Remsen ft Haffel- 

Gebbie ft Barrie. 
Amer. S. S. Union. 
Lindsay ft Blakiston. 
Porter & Coates. 
Pres. Board of Pub., John A. 

Black. m 
Ref. Ch. Pnb. Board, J. Da- 

vid Miller. 
Garrigues Bros. 
Amer. Baptist Pub. Soc., B. 

W. S. Fortescue ft C«., by C 

J. Shoemaker. 
F. E. Remont. 
J. K. Shryock, for Luth. 

Board of Pub. 
James K.. Simon. 
Sower, Pott ft Co. 
Walton ft Co. 
Friends' Book Association. 
W. d Perry. 
PerlApine ft Higgins. 
A. J. Holman ft Co. 
J. B. McCulloogh, Agt. Con. 

Tract Soc. 
W. B. Zieber. 
H. N. McKtnney ft Co. 

Jas. Hammond. 
Eugene Cummisky. 
Rich. McCauley. 
Cyrus Carson. 
James Cochrane. 
Charles Desilver. 
H. N. Thissell. . 
Peter F. Cunningham. 
Henry McGrath. 
Henry H. Holloway. 
Ferdinand Foster. 
Cowperthwait ft Co. 
J. H. Butler ft Co. 
T. R. Callender ft Co. 
Hunt ft Congdon. 
David D. Elder ft Co. 
Hollowbush ft Carey. 
Moss ft Co. 
Henry C. Baird. 
Eldredge ft Bro. 
Behm ft Gerhart. 
T. P. M. Bennett ft Co. 
Smith, English ft Co. 
Charles A. Dixon ft Co. 
Lutheran Bookstore, G. 

J. A. Bancroft ft Co. 
K. Paine. 



Bailey ft Noyes. 
Loring, Short ft Harmon* 

Hoyt, Fogg ft DonhAm . 
Dresser, Mc Lei Ian & Co* 

Book Fair Supplement. 

1 1 

PiTOFiHLa— Nichols Allen. 

Chelsea.— Daniel Orcott. 

Ahdovbr.— W. t. Draper. 

Providence.— S. S. Rider ; Gladding Bros. A Tibbits. 

Fall River.— B. Earl & Son. 

Hahover.— J. B. Parker. 

Cqjccord.— E. C. Eastman ; D. L. Guernsey. 

Boston Highlands. — John Backup. 

Newport.— A. J. Ward. 

Gloucester. -Procter Bros. 

Manchester. — Win. H. Fisk. 

Worcester. — Sanford & Co., by L. Sanford. 

Exeter.— George E. Lane. 

Cambridge.— Coarles W. Sever. 


Coshingsft Bailey. 
Tnraball Bros. 
Kelly, Piet A Co. 

I T. Newton Kurt*. 
I Samuel W. Hennad, a 
| for S. Guiteau & Co. 


Publishers' Board of Trade. 


Summary of minutes of a special meeting, 
held October 28th, 1874 : 

The committee appointed at the previous 
meeting, to consider the request of the Central 
Booksellers' Association, in regard to discounts 
on school -books outside of the trade, reported 
fee following proposed by-law, which was 
adopted : 

XXXI. School-books and other articles 
numerated in By-law XI. shall be sold at no 
greater discount than 20 per cent from the 
published retail prices, with the following ex- 
ceptions : 

1. Supplies for first introduction. [See By- 
law XL] 

2. Specimen copies for examination. [See 
By-law VI I L] 

3. To school boards and State normal schools 
created by law, and authorized to purchase 
books or supplies from public funds. 

4- To schools supported by religious and 
benevolent societies purchasing their own sup- 

5. To such merchants as deal in books and 
other articles named in By-law XL 



Report of Committee on the Book Fair. 

The Committee appointed by the American 
Book Trade Association at its last Annual Con- 
vention, held at Put-in Bay, Ohio, to consider 
the subject of establishing a Book Fair to re- 
place the present " trade sales/' desire 10 make 
this preliminary report. 

As the annual meeting of the Convention 
▼ill not be held for some time, and there is a 
natural desire on the part of the trade to know 
what has been accomplished, we deem this the 
nost suitable way of giving information on the 

The Committee have had several sessions, 
*ad have given to the subject considerable time 
ttd thought. The object sought to be accom- 
plished by the Book Trade Association, al- 
though desirable in itself, is not easy to carry 

The Committee felt from the tone of the dis- 
cussion af the Convention at Put-in Bay, last 
summer, that it was the almost unanimous con- 
victipn of the large number of intelligent book- 
sellers there assembled, that the present trade 
sate had outlived its usefulness ; that it had 


failed to accomplish the primary object for 
which it was started, that of drawing together 
all the members of the book trade, from all sec- 
tions of lh# country ; that, in fact, the largest 
and most enterprising booksellers were those 
who least frequently* visited the trade sale ; 
that the auction element enabled a certain clltss 
of booksellers in larger cities to lay in semi- 
annually a stock of books at such low prices 
that they were constantly breaking down the 
regular prices of books. Indeed, the sentiment 
seemed to be that no permanent reform could 
be made while the trade sales were continued. 

While the Committee felt the full force and 
justice of these claims, it has yet appeared to 
them a very difficult task to inaugurate a new 
system to supersede the old, which would have 
all its advantages with none of its drawbacks. 
The objects to be accomplished by the proposed 
41 Book Fair," or " Booksellers* Exchange and 
Clearing House," as your Committee have de- 
cided to call it, were first, and by far the most 
important, a general assembling of booksellers 
from all parts of the country once or twice a 

The advantages of having the booksellers 
and publishers meet frequently, compare opi- 
nions, and modify each other's views and plans, 
are too obvious to need discussion. 

The publisher certainly needs to see his cus- 
tomers in order to conduct his business on an 
intelligent and liberal basis. Every intelligent 
publisher feels that he can have no substantial 
and lasting prosperity while the booksellers of 

the country are embarrassed and crippled. 

Every bookseller who would conduct his 
business in a liberal and enterprising manner, 
keep thoroughly posted, and be really worthy 
of the name of bookseller, should visit the pub- 
lishing centres frequently. In order to accom- 
plish this all-important object of drawing the 
trade together, the publishers must offer induce- 
ments sufficiently liberal to make it clear to 
every bookseller that it is to his interest to at- 
tend every meeting of the Booksellers' Exchange 
and Clearing House. This, we believe, the 
publishers will do. 

[Here follows the plan, printed, as more fully 
developed, elsewhere. — Ed.] 

The whole success of the movement must 
depend on the manner in which it is supported 
by the book trade of the country. The Com- 
mittee have conferred with many of the leading 
publishers (both school-book and miscellaneous) 
and all have cordially assented to the plan. It 
only requires the hearty support of the book- 
sellers to inaugurate a great success. 

Wm. H. Appleton, Chairman. 

Isaac E. Sheldon, Secretary* 


The Publisher* Weekly 


GEO. A. LEAVITT & CO., Managers. 

Commencing MONDAY, JULY 19, 187s 




These favorable terms, together with such special 
inducements as publishers may offer in reduction of 
prices, etc., are made only for tht time specified. The 
publishers do not and will not extend their usual terms 
of credit, and it is only for this occasion that these un- 
usual advantages of prices and credit are offered to 
the Trade, and it must be distinctly understood that 
immediately after the close of the Exchange the usual 
terms of credit and prices will be maintained. It is 
hoped, therefore, that the Purchasing Trade of the 
country will not only avail themselves of these pecu- 
liar advantages offered by the publishers through the 
Exchange (advantages that can not be obtained in 
any other way), but, at the same time, substantially 
aid the work of reform. 

The Managers are permitted to state that 


earnestly desire that the Trade throughout the coun- 
try will give its hearty and active support in estab- 
lishing and maintaining the Exchange. This plan of 
sale is an essential feature of the great movement for 
reform. It has all the advantages of the Trade Sale, 
without any of the evils attendant upon that system. 

The following Publishers and Manufacturing 
Houses are, so far, members of (and will be repre- 
sented at) the Exchange, commencing Monday, July 
19th, 1875. 


American Tract Society. 
Brewer & Tileston. 
Davis, Robert S. & Co. 
Ditson, Oliver & Co. 
Estes & Lauriat. 
Graves, A. F. 
Gill, Wm. F. & Co. 
Lee & Shepard. 
Little, Brown & Co. 
Lockwood, Brooks & Co. 
Lothrop, D. & Co. 
Nichols & Hall. 
Osgood, J. R. & Co. 
Prang, L. & Co. 
Roberts Brothers. 

Adams, Victor & Co. 
American News Co. 
Anthony, E. & H. T. & Co. 
Appleton, D. & Co. 
Authors' Publishing Co. 
Baker, Pratt & Co. 
Barnes, A. S. & Co. 

Carleton, G. W. & Co. 
Casseil, Petter & Galpin. 
Clark & Maynard. 
Collins & Brother. 
Denham, A. 
De Witt, R. M. 
Dick & Fitzgerald. 
Dodd & Mead. 
Dutton, E. P. & Co. 
Ford, J. B. & Co. 
Hale, E. J. & Son. 
Happy Hours Company. 
Harper & Brothers. 
Haverty, P. M. 
Hinton, H. L. 
Holt, Henry & Co. 
Hurd & Houghton. 
Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor & Co. 
•Kehoe, Lawrence, — C. P. Society. 
Kenedy, "P. J. 

Lee, Shepard & Dillingham. 
McLoughlin Bros. 
Macmillan & Co. 
Miller, James. 
Nelson & Phillips. 
Nelson, Thomas & Sons. 
O'Shea, P. 
Patterson, F. B. 
Potter, Ainsworth & Co. 
Putnam's Sons, G. P. 
Randolph, A. D. F. & Co. 
Routledge, Geo. & Sons. 
Sabin, J. & Sons. 
Sadlier, D. & J. & Co. 
Schmidt, L. W. 
Somerby, Charles P. 
Scribner, Armstrong & Co. 
Scribner, Welford & Armstrong. 
Sheldon & Co. 
Steiger, E. 

Strong, T. W., late E. Dunigan & Bro. 
Tompkins Kilbourne. 
University Publishing Co. 
United States Publishing Co. 
Virtue & Yorston. 
Van Nostrand, D. 
Widdleton, W. J. 
Warren & Wyman. 
Wiley, John & Son. 
Wood, Wm. & Co. 
Worthington, R. & Co. 
World Publishing House. 

Book Fair Supplement. 



Baird, Henry Carey & Co. 

Burlock. S. D. & Co. 

Claxton, Remsen & Haflelfinger. 

Desilver, Charles. 

Harding, Wm. W. 

Holman, A. J. & Co. ' 

Lippincott, J. B. & Co. 

Mc Kinney, H. N. & Co. 

Peterson, T. B. & Bros. 

Porter & Coates. 

Potter, John E. & Co. 

Shaefer & Koradi. 

SpriBgfiekL— G. & C. Merriam. 

Baltimore.— Kelly, Piet & Co. 

Troy.— H. B. Nims & Co. 

New- Bedford,— Taber, Charles & Co. 

Buffalo. — Martin Taylor. 

Ciacimaaii, Ohio.— U. S. Soap-Stone Man- 
ufacturing Co. 

Dnblia, Ireland.— Dublin Steam Printing 




Maaasoit Paper Co. Writing Paper Co. Union 
fcper Co. Holyoke Paper Co.— J. Q. Preble & 
Co., Agents. 



Cbamberiin, Whitmore & Co. 

Snanel Raynor & Co. 

J- Q. Preble & Co., Blank Books, Envelopes, Papers. 

Edward E. Brown. 

Lfetenroth, Von Auw & Co. 

Berlin & Jones Envelope Co. 

American Lead Pencil Co. 

Cuter, Dinsmore & Co., Inks. 

Chanes D. Pratt. 

foter St Bainbridge. 

Eatfe Pencil Co. 

Hairy Levy & Co. 

Manhattan Book Co. 

Anderson & Cameron. 

fc*ert Sneider. 

L Dobernet, Passe- Part outs, etc, 

&. B. Dovell's Son, Inks, etc. 


Powers Paper Co. Writing Papers, Envelopes, 
Papeteries. Union Ink and Paper Co. 

Springfield Envelope Co. 

— ■ • i i 

Goods may be ordered at the Exchange to be deliv- 
ered any time within thirty days ; the purchase to date 
from time of shipment, but such arrangement to be 
made at the tine of purchase. 

Purchasers at the Exchange must be personally 
present, or be represented by a clerk fully authorized 
to make purchases. 

Books will be packed by the respective contribut- 
ors, and where the lots are small, arrangements can 
be made to have purchases from several invoices 
packed, and no charge will be made, except for 
boxes and cartage. 


All purchases shall be made in good faith for the 
sole use of the respective purchaser. 

Any Publisher or Manufacturing Stationer who con- 
tributes to the Exchange shall be a member ; also 
any respectable Bookseller who desires to purchase ; 
and they shall be furnished with tickets of admission 
by the .Managers, and no others shall be admitted to the 

No goods shall be bought or sold at the Exchange 
except under the letter of credit from Messrs. Leavitt 
& Co. 

No business shall be transacted at the Exchange 
except by members; and all transactions shall be 
made under the rules of the Exchange. 

All questions in dispute to be decided by the Com- 
mittee on Booksellers' Exchange and Clearing- 

The Committee express the hope that all members 
of the Exchange will unite in carrying out the rules 
of the Exchange, and discountenance any thing not in 
accordance with its spirit and intent. 


Th£ First Meeting of the Exchange will commence 
Monday morning, July 19th, 1875. 

The Exchange will be open for business daily, dur- 
ess session, from 9 A. M. to 6 P. M. 

Each Publishing House will have specimens of such 
teaks as are necessary ; and will have a desk at the 
Safe Rooms where some member of the firm with his 
<tek maybe found during the period assigned for the 
fettag of the meeting of the Exchange. 

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, G. (178), Leitfaden in der deutschen Sprache, 

% x . 50 Sckoenkoff b 3 M . 

Henn, P. See Ahn. 

Hepburn, A. D. (178), English Rhetoric, $1.35. 

Wilson. H. b* Co. 

Hill, E. J. (177), Probate Jurisdiction and Practice in Illi- 
nois, 2ded.. shp., $5 Myers. 

Hill, R. and F. (180), What we Saw in Australia, $3. 


Holmes, O. W. (178) add J. M. Bugbee, Bunker Hill 
Memorial, pap., as c Osgood. 

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Horse (The) in the Stable and Field. See Stooehenge, 
McClure, and Harvey. 

Hubert's Wife. See Lee, M. M. 

Hughes, Judge (180), Question of Interest during Jthe 
War, pap., 30 c West. J. h* Co. 

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Iowa (177), Withrow and Styles' Digest of Reports, vol. a, 
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Jacobus, M. W. (178), Gospel of John, new ed.. %\. 

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International Series, $1.35 Porter &• C. 

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30 c Lippincott\ 

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Logic. See Willcox, J. M. 

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coaan,f7.50 Day, E. & F. 

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Cath. Pub. Soc. 

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Pastor's (A) Recollections. See Dashiell, T. G. 

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The Two Things Wanted. 

There are two things the American book 
trade needs : the assurance that when they buy- 
books to sell, they can make a living profit on 
what they do sell, and the wide-awake interest 
in their calling that will keep them well up to 
tfcejr work. It is the particular business of the 
Niagara Convention to bring about the first 
desideratum, and it can do it if it will. Every 
thing is ripe for a decided stand. If not only 
t^e numerical majority, but the several inte- 
rests represented at the Convention, can agree 
upon a plan which they generally believe can 
be carried out, and will pledge themselves to 
carry out that plan, and will then stand to it, 
without jumping at every rumor that this or 
that house has" gone back on the reform/' that 
plan is bound to succeed. What platform that 
shall be, demands the most cautious considera- 
tion. Theoretically, it can be defined in a sen- 
tence : a return to the advertised retail prices 
of books, with only such exceptions as may be 
found necessary to keep such a reform effective 
in practice. The whole question turns on what 
these exceptions must be. 

After considerable talk among the trade, we are 
led to fear that some considerable exceptions 
must be made, lest the bow drawn too tight 
should snap. This, let us repeat, is not our view 
of what should be, but we are anxious, as we trust 
the members of the Convention will be anxious, 
to waive individual opinions and agree on 
what is generally conceded to be possible. 
Certainly, the Put-in Bay platform is too loose 

in definition. We want, in the first place, a 
defined statement that not 20 per cent, but 
retail prices, are to rule. Then, it seems to us, 
a specified limit, $100 at a time or what you will, 
should define large buyers. If it shall prove, 
as seems likely, that libraries (which are among 
the largest buyers), school-boards, etc., teachers, 
and possibly clergymen (though the reduction 
to them is on other grounds, and cheapens 
their calling), must be allowed some discount, 
let us have this clearly defined, so that there 
may be no misunderstandings. Moreover, the 
time at which, or the conditions 011 which, any 
platform is to go into operation must be made 

And once that platform is reached, the 
trade must make up its mind that it is to stand. 
A strong, determined organization is what is 
wanted now : public opinion is pretty well 
educated and the trade sentiment thoroughly 
awakened, and now the thing is to do some 
thing, and stick to it. Whether such a plat 
form is to be enforced by penalty, or whetbe 
the reforming trade is simply to say that, as ; 
matter of common sense, they don't propose t« 
buy books from those who cut under their owi 
customers, should be decided at Niagara. T"h 
latter seems to us the proper and natural an 
effective way, and the trade have the power > 
their own hands. If they make up their mine 
to let any house that chooses to help alon 
underselling severely alone, it seems to us tlx 
will be abundant penalty and efficacious rei 
dy. Most of the publishers now recognise 
fact that in even permitting their customs 

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undersell they are doing themselves, directly 
and indirectly, real harm. 

Once a reform is made effective, and the 
living profit assured, all the rest comes of it- 
self. These conventions, the local organiza- 
tions all over the country, and finally the Book 
Fair, tend to the same purpose. They vitalize 
the trade by bringing it together. And that 
is just what the trade wants. Compared with 
other trades, even in matters of pure luxury, it 
does a very small business. That business can 
be vastly increased, if the distributing trade 
can be made to feel that it has something to 
work for. Now the Book Fair brings every 
body together, publisher and retailer, Easterner 
and Westerner — a chief purpose of the trade 
sales, which they never accomplished. Yet it 
does not force stock upon the dealer, but enables 
him to buy thoughtfully, wisely, and to balance 
his stock, and thus sends him home, not with a 
lot of stock that is to be dead on his shelves 
and lock up his capital, but with books he 
knows he can sell, so that he may turn over his 
money and send it all back before the holidays. 
Our indications lead us to believe that the at- 
tendance at the present Fair will be large, and 
the sales large ; others believe that at this time 
of the year it can not be a great success. That 
remains to be seen. Whether or no, this first 
Fair is an experiment, and unless it should be 
a dead failure, of which we see no possibility, 
the benefits of the new system are by no means 
to be tested altogether by it. Those who criti- 
cise details of arrangements, or question the 
cost, will find that all these matters will right 
themselves for the next. Ultimately, we have 
no doubt but that the trade will regard the Fair 
as one of the best things in the reform. 

But first is the Convention. That is the turn- 
ing-point. We are not of the weaker brethren 
who believe that if it fails to obtain general and 
effective agreement on seme one measure, all 
possibilities of reform are over for this day and 
generation. But certainly reform would then 
he against wind and tide. There are croakers 
who fear that, what with misunderstandings, 
«ad recriminations, and individual selfishness, 
the Convention will be misled into dissension 
tod confusion, and will accomplish nothing. 
We do not so mistake the temper and good 
Sense and power of the trade. It is no longer so 
weak as to be at the mercy of schismatics, 
*bould any arise. It will hear justly such ex- 
planations as it may have occasion to call for ; 
**i if it fifds any house in fault, it will not 
*Bow that to discourage or estop the reform. 
The trade is now a power, stronger than any 
One, or two, or half dozen houses, and we 
tnst its wise action at Niagara will prove that 
• alL The Convention is the crisis of the re- 

form. On it the prosperity of the book trade 
of the country and its growth closely depends. 
If it fails of wise action, the whole trade will 
be much harmed. With this momentous issue 
before it, and in view of the character of its 
members, we look to see it accomplish the 
most important results. 

We give elsewhere the latest railroad arrange- 
ments for the Convention, and as there will 
not be another number of the Weekly to reach 
booksellers before the gathering, those wishing 
further information are referred to the local 
agents. We urge all who have not done so to 
apply for their certificates at once, and especial- 
ly request those going from New- York and the 
East, by any of the special trains, to send im- 
mediate notice, as the circular requests. The 
whole trade seems to be coming. Two hun- 
dred certificates are already issued. There 
promise to be nearly fifty from New- York, 
twenty-five from Philadelphia, as many from 
Boston, ten each from several of the Western 
cities, and hundreds more from the smaller 
places, at Niagara. The trade is heartily to be 

The immense labor involved in preparing 
the Book Fair Supplement and the Educational 
Number, with the work in connection with the 
Convention and Fair, both in our editorial and 
printing offices, must explain and excuse some 
irregularities in the issue of our July numbers 
The present issue, having been delayed on 
account of the Book Fair Supplement, is now 
dated ahead July 10th, and the latter, embrac- 
ing some 140 pages, is to take the place of the 
number for July 3d. Our next issue, probably, 
will also be detained a few days in order to 
admit some Convention matter, and, we hope, 
a plan of the Book Fair. The issues for the 
24th and 31st will be consolidated into an extra 
educational number, published at the latter 
date, and with this there will be a trade sup- 
plement, giving the full official reports of the 
Convention, etc., and reports from the Book 

The Uniform Trade List Annual for 1875, if 
we are able to carry out our present plans, will 
contain an index to the most important books 
included in its lists. This is a feature which 
the trade has generally urged us to adopt, and 
which we have been anxious to make use of, 
but it was difficult to see our way clear to doing 
it without considerable loss, unless the Annual 
Reference List be emitted or the price of 
the work were raised. Mr. Whitaker finds 
himself compelled to raise the price of his 

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volume, although the work is much less costly 
to make in England than here, and we find that 
one index which was offered us by a member 
of the trade whose industry should make him 
famous, containing thirty thousand items with- 
out any of the needed subject headings, would 
cost us from $1500 to $1600 to print. This 
illustrates the magnitude of the enterprise. 
Neither time nor cost would permit us to give 
so extended an index as this, for the profit on last 
year's volume was not more than adequate re- 
turn for the great labor its compilation involves, 
and does not really justify further expenditure. 
But we shall replace the Annual Reference 
List with an Index which will be of no little 
service to the trade, and next year we shall 
have the American Catalogue. The subscrip- 
tion price of the Annual will not be raised. 

We print elsewhere a further letter from 
Messrs. Ivison, Phinney & Blake man, and a 
sharp reply from Messrs. A. S. Barnes & 
Co. to the correspondence in our last is- 
sue. We deprecate the publication of both 
series, but we felt compelled to print the 
first set, as it was requested by one of 
the parties, and of course fair play demands 
that the reply shall also have space. But we 
give notice that we shall hereafter hold our- 
selves justified in declining to print correspond- 
ence which seems likely to precipitate personal 
quarrels, and accomplish little otherwise ; and 
further, that we reserve the right, unless it shall 
give any party to a controversy an unfair ad- 
vantage, or unless we are specially desired by 
the party sending not to do so, to bring cor- 
respondence directly to the attention of the 
parties accused, or before the proper arbitration 
committee, previously to its being put in print. 
And, in this particular case, it seems to us it 
would have been much better to have had the 
question brought directly before the Board of 
Trade Committee. We don't desire to sup- 
press any issues that arise, but we do desire 
that all disputes should be set right by the con- 
stituted authorities, if possible, instead of hav- 
ing them brought before the trade in a way to 
provoke indefinite recrimination, without pro- 
moting justice. We are especially desirous, 
also, that the precedent should be set to the 
trade of bringing all disputes to an amicable 
adjustment, instead of a hostile issue. 

There has been a good deal of discussion 
lately over the copyright matter. The London 
Bookseller summed up the platform of the Eng- 
lish authors' association in a very sweeping 
satire, which provokes from Mr. Sm alley, in the 

"hine, a strong statement of the " natural 

enemies theory" on which he thinks the Eng- 
lish publishers proceed, in regard to authors 
and their copyright. Charles Reade writes to 
the Publishers* Circular as being " well able to 
instruct any living Englishman on this one sub- 
ject," and concludes a characteristic letter with 
this statement in small caps : " International 
copyright, and a place of business in London, 
that is the great game of an American publish- 
er." Dr. Holland strikes the same note in 
Scfibners in saying, "International copyright 
can be brought about only when American 
literature becomes as valuable in England as 
English literature is here." 

An old and valued subscriber to the 
Weekly — for are not friends dearer as they part 
from us? — pays up his subscription through 
July, and writes to us : " Then please discon- 
tinue without further notice. It is useless to 
keep informed on books when underselling 
publishers don't allow us (practically) to deal 
in them." Now, isn't that hard ? 

Later R.R. Arrangements. 

In addition to the particulars given in the 
last issue of the Weekly, we add the following ; 

New- York. — The Erie tickets are now for 
sale at the general office, 529 Broadway, on the 
Committee's certificates. It is again urged that 
all who can, whether from New- York or the 
East, will take the special Erie train on Mon- 
day evening. Mr. W. C. Gould, to whom the 
trade is already so much indebted, has arranged 
with the Dickerson House, Corning^ for break- 
fast on the up trip, and will arrange with the 
usual stations on the return trip for other 
meals, at reduced rates. 

Tickets will be sold by the N. Y. Central R.R., 
from New- York to Niagara and return, at $17. 50 
(regular rate, $9-25 each way) ; Albany to Niaga- 
ra and return, $12. By the courtesy of the New- 
York Herald, we are enabled to state that if 
many desire to avail themselves of its special 
train, leaving New- York at 2.30 a.m. Sunday, 
and reaching Niagara at 1.40 p.m. same day, the 
fair will be put at $8. 

Those who are to go by any of these special trains \ 
Herald or via Erie, from New- York, should «»- 
deavorto notify the Committee at once. Particular 
attention is called to the importance of this 

Philadelphia. — Mr. J. R. Elliot, of Claxton, 
Remsen & Haffelfinger, acting for Mr. George 
Remsen, the local agent, informs us that ar- 
rangements will probably be made for special 
accommodation direct to Niagara, at reduced 
rates. Mr. Remsen will give information and 
furnish local certificates for the R.R. reduction 
to those going from Philadelphia, although t|ie 
Committee's general certificates are necessary 
for the hotel reductions and return trip, and 
should be applied for. 

Boston. — No arrangement with the Boston 
and Albany R.R. seems possible, except for both 
ways via Albany, at $21, in case the Boston 
people generally adopt that route. As this 

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would not permit a break for Book Fair, East- 
era dealers are advised to come by boat, con- 
necting with special Erie train from New-York. 
The Narragansett Steamboat Company desires 
to be assured of the sale of a certain number of 
tickets, so that all intending to .come that way 
will please notify Mr. William Lee at once. 

Western Cities. — The trade is indebted to 
Mr. Martin Taylor, who has worked indefatiga- 
bly in this matter, for the following later ar- 
rangements : 

Via Toledo, Wabash, and Western R.R.— 
Round-trip tickets to Niagara and return, from 
St. Louis, $20 ; Hannibal, $22 ; Quincy, $22 ; 
Keokuk, $23 ; Jacksonville, 111., $20; Peoria, 
III., $20 ; Decatur, $20 ; Bloomington, $18 ; 
Danville, $18 ; Tolono, $18 ; Lafayette. $15 ; 
Logansport, $14 ; Peru, $14 ; Fort Wayne, $12. 

Leave St. Louis 7 p.m. ; arrive at Toledo, 
10.25 a.m. ; arrive at Niagara Falls via Canada 
Southern, at 9.10 p.m. Tickets on sale at their 
offices July 5th to 23d ; good for return to Oc- 
tober 31st. 

Via Canada Southern, or G. W. /?./?.— To Ni- 
agara and return, Detroit, $7. 

From Cincinnati, via Cincinnati, Hamilton, 
and Dayton R.R., to Toledo, thence by Canada 
Southern to Niagara Falls and return, $15. 
Leave Cincinnati in the evening, breakfast in 
Toledo, arrive at Niagara Falls at 9.10 p.m. 

Via Cleveland* Columbus, Cincinnati and In- 
dianapolis R.R., and Lake Shote and Michigan 
Southern. — To Niagara and return, from Cin- 
cinnati, $18.15 ; Dayton, $15.90; Indianapolis, 
$19.70 ; Springfield, $14.90 ; Bellefontaine, $14; 
Columbus, $13.90 ; Delaware, $12.90 ; Crest- 
line, $11.40; Cleveland, $8.35. 

Tickets sold from July 8th to 23d, good to 
October 31st. 

Via Detroit and Milwaukee R.R.— To Niagara 
Falls and return, from Milwaukee, $15 ; Grand 
Haven, $13 ; Grand Rapids, $12 ; Ionia, $10.70 ; 
St. Johns, $10.35 ; Ovid, $10.05 ; Owassa, $9.75 ; 
Fenton, $S.8o ; Holly, $8.70 ; Pontiac, $8. 

All branches and stations of the D. & M. R.R. 
smG. W. R.R., one fare the round trip. Those 
coming from the Northwest, or living on lines 
centring in Milwaukee, should avail themselves 
of the cheap rate offered by this route. Parties 
coming from Chicago can make a saving of from 
$6 to $S by coming to Grand Haven by steam- 
er, or by Chicago and Northwestern to Mil- 

Chicago. — We have been unable to make any 
special rates with lines leading out of Chicago 
direct. In case the special limited tickets 
which are now on sale at all ticket-offices in 
Chicago to New-York are still sold during the 
month of July, Mr. Taylor will arrange that 
parties purchasing such tickets via Erie R.R. 
shall have the time extended so as to leave Ni- 
agara Falls on special train to New-York after 
dose of Convention. £y It is important that 
all through tickets should be ina Erie R.R. 

Negotiations are now pending with Lehigh 
Valley R.R., covering Baltimore, Philadelphia, 
Allentown, Bethlehem, Pittston, Wilkesbarre, 
and Towanda. 

A large number of important points are cov- 
ered by the»Pennsylvania R.R. summer excur- 
sion rates, which can be obtained from Mr. 
Samuel Carpenter, General Eastern Agent, 526 
Broadway, New- York. 

Postscript. — Boston : The Norwich line offers 
general excursion tickets to New-York and 

return, at $6, from Boston or Worcester, and 
roost of the trade are likely to take this route, 
we hear. Mr. William Lee should be applied 
to for tickets by those wishing to leave Boston 
Sunday night via Narragansett Steamboat line, 
to connect with the train Monday night, as by 
arrangement with that company the special 
tickets for the New-England trade have been 
placed in his hands. 

Philadelphia : We have telegraphic advices 
that arrangements have just been concluded 
with the Lehigh and Erie roads, from Phila- 
delphia to Niagara, and back again to New. 
York, at $13- Apply to Mr. Remsen or Mr. 
Elliot for information. 

Erie R. R. : From all points on Erie Rail- 
road, round-trip tickets to Niagara, thence to 
New- York, thence home, will be sold at $10. 

Rock Island, III. : Round trip to Niagara 
and back, via Peoria and Rock Island and 
Wabash lines, $25. 

The interests of the trade can not be better 
served, than by a full discussion by its mem- 
bers of all questions which affect it. Out 
columns are always open to communications 
on any such subject, provided they be brief and 
suggestive, and we cordially invite the trade 
to express any suggestions or opinions of inte- 
rest or value in " Letters to the Editor" 

A Letter from Messrs. Barnes. 

New- York, June 28, 1875. 

To the Editor of the Publishers' Weekly : 

Dear Sir: It is our purpose to make no 
public reply at present to the complaint of our 
Chicago customers; with regard to our recent 
offer to the Board of Education in that city. 
We hardly feel that the columns of the Weekly 
are the proper place for such a discussion, 
which should rather go before the proper tri- 
bunals appointed to take cognizance of all in- 
fractions of the laws of the trade, and to these 
we cheerfully hold ourselves amenable. We 
have wished, however, that our vindication 
might come from those who first accused us, 
believing that a more thorough knowledge of 
the circumstances on their part would entitle 
us to it. 

Let it suffice for the present to say that we 
acted, according to our best judgment, for the 
interests of all concerned ; and if we have 
really wronged the Chicago trade, no one can 
regret it more than we do. We speak of the 
Chicago trade only, for we do not feel in any 
sense responsible for the publicity given to the 
transaction, which, it is claimed, will demora- 
lize business elsewhere. We hope to prove, 
at the proper time, that there is no fault in us 
in the whole matter, but in the interval must 
respectfully protest against further "trial by 

Our purpose in writing now is to " confess 
judgment" on another count. It is a new one, 
and is brought to our attention by the plea- 
santly expressed note of our neighbors, 
Messrs. Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor & Co., who 
fired a shot at long range in your last number, 
over the heads of Jansen, McClurg & Co., and 

'Ir.- >w • *", 


The Publishers' Weekly. [No. 182, July 10, 1875. 

Potter, Ainsworth & Co., but so plainly des- 
tined for us that we accept notice, like Cap- 
tain Scott's coon, and offer to " come down," 
without waiting for another volley. 

We almost despair of doing any thing that 
will entirely please the great and good house 
in Grand street ; but in this case it seems we 
nave deeply, darkly, and deliberately wronged 
them, by permitting our senior to be and remain 
a " special partner" in that other wicked firm, 
which for years and years (by full license of 
the Publishers' Board of Trade) has been sup- 
plying "P., D. & S. Copy-books" to the Chi- 
cago schools at a special price. 

The peculiar wickedness of all this is aggra- 
vated by the fact that Spencerian Copy-books 
are eligible, and would, no doubt, be very 
cheerfully supplied to take the place of " P., D. 
& S." And the publishers of " Spencerian," 
by a strange coincidence, are Messrs. Ivison & 
Co. ! But this merely accidental circumstance 
should not, of course, be permitted to weigh 
against the evident purity of their present mo- 
tives, and new-born zeal to suppress such a 
scandal of the trade. . 

The dismal prediction with which their note 
closes fills us with gloom. We know now that 
they have foreseen disaster all along, for by 
their very cautious treatment of all tiade ques- 
tions they have certainly not put their " back- 
bone," as a strong column, under any measures 
of- trade relief. 

As our sad brotherhood shall contemplate the 
future ruins of the now apparently flourishing 
"book trade associations," which nevertheless, 
we learn by this distinguished authority, " are 
nothing but a farce and a snare," at least no 
one can shake gory locks at the great and good, 
and say, "Thou didst it;" for these associa- 
tions were not "founded on their support," but 
on the sand — and so they told us ; — and the 
rains came, and the winds blew, and down fell 
the associations, and great was the fall thereof ! 
Yours, sorrowfully, 

A. S. Barnes & Co. 

The Chicago Copy- Book Matter. 

New- York, June 30, 187s. 

To the Editor of the Publishers' Weekly : 

Dear Sir : In your editorial reference to the 
Chicago copy-book correspondence, you say : 
"We learn, on inquiry, that notice was given to 
the committee that competition from outside 
the Board compelled the reduced price to be 
made, in which case the Board rules lapse for 
that particular instance." The rule referred to 
in the correspondence is that prohibiting £ra«^ 
houses from selling at a better discount than one 
third. Many members of the Board will learn 
with surprise, we are sure, that power exists 
under the by-laws for any committee to cause 
the aforesaid rule to lapse continuously, or even 
at all ; and there are some who would like to 
see an authoritative statement of any commit- 
tee to that effect. Yours truly, 

Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor & Co. 

The Annual and an Index. 

, June 19, 1875. 

To the Editor of the Publishers' Weekly : 
Dear Sir : Permit us a few moments' hear- 
g on the subject of the " Trade-List Annual." 

There is no doubt but it has become, as your 
correspondent of May 26th says, indispensable 
to the trade, and it will be no less a necessity 
when the u Finding List " is published, forall who 
receive the " Finding List " will certainly have the 
Annual also ; and those who can not, or think 
they can not, afford the former, will of course 
need the Annual. It has already, in short, be- 
come as important a book -trade appliance as 
your yearly list of school-books. The criti- 
cisms of your correspondent are just, but we do 
not hope to see them effect much change for the 
better ; for where bibliography is so little studied 
as in ourcountry, we can not hope for perfect ca- 
talogues, but must take them as they come. The 
improvements he suggests, while admitted as 
being improvements, are impractical because of 
the expense they would add to the volume ; an 
expense disproportionate to the benefit derived 
(we refer to indexing on edge by coloring or 
lettering). When the "English Reference Cata- 
logue" was published almost simultaneously 
with our own Annual, there was naturally a com- 
parison made between the merits of the two vo- 
lumes, and users, especially among those outside 
of the trade (large book-buyers and librarians), 
gave preference to the English as the best book- 
first, because of the binding; second, because of 
the index. Now, as far as the binding is con- 
cerned, we think our own Annual has received 
as constant and hard usage as any other copy, 
and we have found the binding to stand excel- 
lently well, amply well enough for the purpose. 
The index to the English Reference List is cer- 
tainly a rather indifferent affair, and yet those 
who have used the volume will say that, even in- 
complete as it is acknowledged to be, it is of 
the greatest use in facilitating reference. 

Some time since, a customer asked for Mr. 
Dale's " Works on Baptism." Not having them* 
he said he would like a complete set ordered, 
provided the cost came within his present 
means. Now, we knew that the books were 
catalogued somewhere in the Annual, but had 
forgotten the publisher. We called to our aid 
every one in the store, and yet could not learn 
the publishers or price, even our chief clerk be- 
ing at a loss, though he has been ten or twelve 
years in the trade, and has boasted in our hearing 
that the Annual is of no practical use to him. 
We consequently lost a probable customer. 
Had there been an index to the Annual of 1874,. 
a moment's time would have served for finding 
all the information we wanted. While there- 
fore apologizing to Messrs. Rutter & Co. for 
disremembering so important a publication as 
their edition of Mr. Dale's works, we feel that 
what is needed to make our Annual all that is 
required, is a thorough index. 

Why can not we have an index for the next 
issue of the Annual in September? We think 
the trade, who must be able to appreciate the 
importance of it, would willingly pay enough 
more per copy to cover the added expense. We 
therefore move that the " Trade-List Annual " for 
1875 be indexed. S. 

A Sensible Voice from the Second-hand 

Baltimore, June 16, 1875. 
To the Editor of the Publishers' Weekly : 

Dear Sir: I do not think my branch of the 
trade has been heard from on the reform move- 

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ment ; in fact, I believe it is taken for granted 
that we are opposed to it. It may be so gene- 
rally, but speaking for myself alone, I am in 
favor of the strictest rule which can be enforced, 
and with as few exceptions as possible. It is 
to the interest of a second-hand dealer that his 
customer should have to pay full retail prices 
for new books, as he will then be willing to pay 
more for a second-hand copy, and many times 
buy such a copy in preference to a much more 
costly new one. As a former correspondent of 
jour Weekly showed, houses that live by un- 
derselling don't live long. 

I think the trade generally is coming to that 
opinion. Wishing the Niagara Convention 
every success, I am yours truly, 

Lawrence B. Thomas, 
New and Second-hand Bookseller. 

Discount on School-Books. 

-, N. Y., June 23, 1875. 

To the Editor of the Publishers' Weekly : 

Dear Sir : The continuance of business as 
bookseller depends almost wholly upon the 
action of the Convention at Niagara, next 
month. In our place, it is school-books al- 
most entirely ; and I think these should be 
included in the list, and all should be limited 
to 15 per cent, without exception. What have 
teachers or clergymen done, that I or any other 
dealer should make them a present of all my 
support, so far as they are concerned ? How 
would they receive a request from me to teach 
my children free, or cancel my pew-rent ? 
Instead of sending me customers, they say to 
them, " Wait till I am sending, and I will get 
it twenty per cent less." I hope the Niagara 
Convention will see the propriety of this, and 
be unanimous, plain, unmistakable in lan- 
guage — making such a forfeit as shall hold all 
together — although I am about discouraged, 
so long as the spirit of underselling is so 
strong in places where manly dealing ought to 
be the basis of action. S. 

Discounts and the Reform. 

[The following letter is handed to us by the 
Committee on Assemblies, as of general in- 
terest.— Ed.] 

Columbus, Ohio, June 23, 1875. 
The Committee on Assemblies : 

Gentlemen : Please consider me as a possi- 
ble attendant of the Convention and Book Fair. 
Also, as a protestant against large discounts, 
outside of the regular trade. To produce a 
revival in the book trade, it may be necessary 
to reduce retail prices. To do this, the pub- 
lisher must shorten his profits, the retailer be 
contented with less discounts, and the con- 
sumer be satisfied that " the discount has al- 
ready been taken off," when the retail price is 
named to him. Under the above conditions, 
tbe discount to libraries would have to be 
lessened to about ten per cent, which would be 
a fair discrimination between a large and a 
small purchaser. It is a noticeable fact that 
the maximum discount on any kind of books, 
or to any particular class of customers, imme- 
diately becomes also the minimum discount as 
well ; therefore, the maximum should be set 
with an eye to the other. 

Booksellers usually receive no discounts on 
purchases of articles which they consume, and 
their physician's bill is made out " in full " — 
yet, when he becomes the customer, he de- 
mands a discount. Thus, the retailer first buys 
his books (and pays for them), and then pays a 
premium to his customer as an inducement to 

These remarks have no particular business 
here, but it is difficult to approach the matter 
of a convention without feeling to say some- 
thing. Yours truly, 

George W. Gleason. 

How to Get Discounts. 

Meridian, Miss., June 15, 1875. 

To the Editor of the Publishers Weekly : 

Dear Sir : Yesterday, a resident minister 
came to our store and proposed to buy his 
books through us, instead of sending off for 
them himself, stating, at the same time, that 
we could give him as good prices, and make 
five to ten per cent clear. We thanked him, 
and asked from whom he had purchased, 
and what discount he received. He specified 
an Eastern firm which gave him forty per 
cent discount on religious books. We told 
him that the best we could get on religious 
books is one fourth to one third and five per 
cent, and that no retailer gets any better dis- 
count. He left, thinking us poor buyers, or 
untruthful to him. Yours truly, 

E. Phillips & Co. 

A Decimal System for Paper. 

St. Louis, June 21, 1875. 

To the Editor of the Publishers* Weekly ; 

Dear Sir : It seems that in Germany and 
Austria the present system of counting paper 
(which is similar to ours) is soon to be changed. 

A committee, appointed by the Paper Manu- 
facturers' and Book Printers* Associations, 
proposed the following, which is likely to be 
adopted : 

Commencing on January 1st, next, 10 Bogen 
(sheets) to make 1 Lage (layer) ; to Lagen, t 
Buch (quire) ; 10 Bucher, I Ries (ream). This 
would make a ream 1000 sheets, a quire 100 
sheets, and a layer 10 sheets. Might not a 
similar change be considered in this country ? 

Respectfully yours, 

George Scherer. 


Ancient Symbol Worship, and the Influ- 
ence of the Phallic Idea in the Religions 
of Antiquity, by Hodder M. Westropp and C. 
Staniland Wake. (J. W. Bouton, New- York.) 
This work consists of two distinct papers, as 
read before the Anthropological Society of Lon- 
don. The object of these papers is to trace the 
origin of the phallic idea to the most ancient 
period, and to show that the same human na- 
ture has always been identical in the different 
stages of its growth. It is therefore shown that 
the same phallic idea prevailed among many 
peoples at the same time, and was not the im- 
mediate or direct effect of any special circum- 
stance. The prevalence of this ancient mode 
of worship among the various nations of the 
earth at one time, is traced by the symbols that 

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of St. Agnes," etc., etc. The volume contain; 
more matter, piobably, than any previous 
volume of the series. 18°, cloth, $1. 

The Old, Old Story, and, The Art of 
Pleasing, by George Roy. (Robert Clarke & 
Co.) Two little pamphlets by the talented 
author of " Generalship," on the subjects of 
love and the best manner of rendering our- 
selves acceptable to those we desire to please. 
Written with the simplicity and quaint wit 
which gained for his story such a great popula- 
rity in this country and Scotland. Ea. 12°, 
paper, 25 cents. 

Brochure of Bunker Hill, with Heliotype 
Views, compiled by George A. Coolidge. 
(James R. Osgood & Co.) Containing a history 
of the battle, a description of the monument, of 
relics of the battle, and of the monuments to 
Warren, with heliotype plates of the same. 
Also heliotype* of a number of autograph let- 
ters, etc., etc. A very pretty little remembrance 
of the day. Oblong r6°, paper, 50 cents. 

The Ladies' Angular Hand. A Complete 
Course of Instruction for Ladies in the Present 
Fashionable Style of Penmanship. In Six 
Books, by R. and L. MacLaurin. (Robert Bur- 
net, New-York.) We call particular attention 
to these copy-books, as being unusually well 
arranged for imparting a thorough knowledge 
of the present style of penmanship. Nos. 1, 3, 
3, and 4 are progressive, beginning with small 
letters, then capitals, figures, etc., and sen. 
tences. The plan of Nos. 5 and 6 is quite 
novel, each page having a small note for the 
pupil to copy — properly written out and worded 
— of acknowledgment, appointment, thanks, 
excuse, request, contrition, etc. Each one is a 
model, both of penmanship and composition. 
Complete sets, $1. Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4, per 
doz., $1.80. Nos. 5 and 6, $3.40. 

Cooking from Experience, by Mrs. Sara T. 
Paul. (Porter & Coates.) To judge from the 
manner in which practical books on the above 
subject have multiplied in the past year, it 
would seem there could no longer be any 
excuse for bad housekeeping or ill-cooked 
meals. The directions are so simple and easy 
of comprehension, in the present cook-book, 
that the most stupid or ignorant of cooks could 
scarcely go astray with the volume in her 
hand. It is difficult to indicate the superiority 
of the receipts over those of a dozen other 
books of the kind without putting them to a 
practical test, a pleasing little task which is 
quite beyond our power; we can only, there- 
fore, take the lady's word for it that they are 
extremely good and savory, and all of them 
new to the world. They are culled from her 
own experience of almost thirty years in house- 
keeping. 12°, cloth. 

Elementary Philosophy. Part t. Logic, 
by James M. Willcox, Ph.D. (Porter & 
Coates.) The author disclaims, in a prologue, 
any aim to write a mere class-book, and says, 
" This volume is intended for those only who 
wish to improve themselves mentally, to under- 
stand themselves better, and who already set a 
value on their quality in the scale of existence." 
This work is the collated result of a long study 
of Christian philosophy, is dedicated to the 
" American People," and is offered them as a 
help towards a belter understanding of ortho- 
dox philosophy aud fundamental Christian 
principles. 12°, cloth. 75 cents 

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Publishers and manufacturers of novelties 
in either stationery or fancy goods should 
send us samples, in order to make sure of 
having them noticed. We would also be glad 
to receive, at all times, for publication any 
Hems of general information to the trade. 

The trade in stationery and fancy goods 
during the past month was dull, but at this 
season of the year nothing better is expected. 
This is the dull season, and the dealers in ge- 
neral have no feelings of disappointment that 
they have not more customers. In both lines 
of business, however, there has been no want 
of those who find fault with the times, and 
complain that business is dull on account of 
alack of confidence in the trade. 

It is true that the late panic, with its conse- 
quent losses, did much to undermine the confi- 
dence of the trade. Money became scarce, and 
as those whose necessities were urgent could 
not borrow, they were led to sacrifice their goods 
to obtain the much-needed money wherewith to 
meet their obligations. This, for one, gave 
rise to the present system of underselling, 
which has done so much to injure the profitable 
business that was so confidently expected in 
the spring. Yet, when we take into consi- 
deration the general wealth of the country, and 
its recuperative ability, the cause of the present 
stagnation can not be traced entirely to the 
effects of the panic. 

The worst effects of the panic have undoubt- 
edly been felt, and though absolute recovery 
has not yet supervened, the remaining results 
are of small consequence, when compared with 
the depressing effects of the present condition 
of our national finances. The real cause of 
the general stagnation may therefore be said to 
be owing to our irredeemable currency, and 
until some action is taken for a return to 
specie payments, trade can not be expected to 
revive. The Resumption Act of the last ses- 
sion of Congress was undoubtedly a move in 
the right direction, but whatever effect it might 
have had upon business was lost by its fatal 
defect — it failed to provide any specific mea- 
sures for carrying resumption into effect. At 
the late meeting of the National Board of 
Trade, the act was indorsed, and attention was 
called to its deficiency, and it is to be hoped 
that the matter will receive the attention of 
Congress early in the next session. Many 
plans have already been published to bring 
gold and silver back to circulation, and it has 
become a threadbare subject. Without advan- 
cing any theory, therefore, we would ask that 
proper provision be made to carry the resump- 
tion act into effect. When this is done, trade 
will revive, but with the present uncertainty 
nothing can be expected. The uncertainty of 
"hat action may be taken in future makes all 
values fluctuating, and under these circum- 
stances it would have been better not to have 
specified a date for resumption, without having 
provided the means for making resumption a 

Both standard and fancy stationery lack ani- 
mation, but the fancy papers for social pur- 
Poses sell the best. 

In fancy goods, the importers are now re- 
ceiving their samples, and though trade is dull 
for the present, large orders are coming in for 

the fall trade. It is estimated that the orders 
already received by the importers amount to 
about $250,000, and they are distributed through 
all parts of the country. Some of the new 
samples are very beautiful, but as we can not 
mention all, we would call attention to the 
new ivory and leather goods imported by 
Charles L. Pratt, Nos. 451 and 453 Broadway. 
These goods consist of portemonnaies, match- 
boxes, cigar-cases, purses, etc., etc. The 
portemonnaies and purses are particularly no- 
ticeable. The sides are of ivory, handsomely 
carved, and the bellows portion of russia 
leather ; the edges are bound with german- 
silver, and they can be had either with or with- 
out handles. The more expensive qualities 
are lined with silk, with silk cords and tassels. 
The portemonnaies sell from $48 to $96 per 
dozen ; the purses, which can also be had in 
blue calf, cost from $24 to $60 per dozen. 

For albums and the general line of leather 
goods, blue and black calf is taking the place 
of russia leather. Albums are mostly made 
in black calf, with silver mountings, but the 
blue is also used. They cost from $6 to $15 
each. The chief business at present is in 
fans, and one sale of 12,500 is reported to a 
single house. The prevailing style is pearl 
and satin, with feather tips. The sizes are 
rather smaller and more modest than formerly. 
Many of them are embroidered by hand in the 
most elaborate manner, and may be had from 
$3 to $15 each, according to the sticks. 

Mr. J. Emmerich, Maiden lane and Nassau 
street, New-York, has issued the Centennial 
thermometer. The tube is handsomely mounted 
upon strong cardboard, and is warranted cor- 
rect. It can be had for $1.50 per dozen, and re- 
tails for twenty-five cents each. 

Mr. Edward E. Brown, No. 31 Beekman 
street, New- York, offers the retail trade a fine 
assortment of envelopes, made from the best 
qualities of Piries, Corson & Browne Company, 
and other first-class papers. These goods are 
a specialty, and will undoubtedly prove satis- 

Messrs. Payne, Holden & Co., of Dayton, 
Ohio, have issued a new style of book-covers, 
made of strong paper, and particularly adapted 
for the use of school-children, for their school- 
books and copy-books. It is the intention ot 
the manufacturers to have them used by the 
dealers in school-books for advertising pur- 
poses. They are made to suit all the standard 
school-books, and in ordering them care should 
be taken to specify the book for which they 
are intended, so as to obtain the proper size. 
They are furnished by the thousand, with the 
dealer's imprint on the back. 


" The Fullness of the Blessing," is the title 
of Miss Smiley's volume of religious medita- 
tions, forthcoming at Randolph's. 

Mrs. Oliphant's new novel, " Whiteladies," 
will be added to the " Leisure Hour Series," 
in July. 

Messrs. Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfin- 
ger, of Philadelphia, have published a " Cen- 
tennial Railway Guide Map" of that city, 
compiled by Prof. L. M. Haupt. It is 28x28 
inches in size, and is published both in pocket 
form and mounted on spring rollers, at 75 
cents and at $4, respectively. 


The Publishers' Weekly. [No. 18a, July 10, 1875. 

Thomas Hardy, author of "Far from ihe 
Madding Crowd," begins in the Cornhill Maga- 
zine, for July, his new story, entitled " The Hand 
of Ethelberta " 

We are sure the trade will very heartily sym- 
pathize with Mr. Cooke, of W. B. Keen, 
Cooke & Co., Chicago, in the recent loss of 
his wife, who died on Saturday, June 191I1, at 
her home in Chicago. Mrs. Cooke was a 
daughter of the late Dr. Ben Hageman, of Ya- 
zoo County, Mississippi, and at the time of her 
death was but forty-five years of age. The 
many friends of Mr. Cooke will join with the 
more immediate ones of the family in regret- 
ling her death. 

A new novel, by Mrs. Lynn Linton, "The 
Atonement of Learn Dun das," is announced 
by the ComAM Magazine, and one by Mrs. 
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— Nicolette and Aucassin, etc. . . Pap. 50 

One Hundred Years Ago Pap. 25 

— — - Spoons in a Wherry, etc Pap. 50 

Stand and Wait, etc Pap. 50 

Story of the Simplon, etc Pap. 50 

— — Ten Times one is Ten Pap. 50 

Macmillan 8c Co., New- York. 

Leahy, Art of Swimming 1.00 

Prestwich, Geology Pap. 1.00 

Nelson 8c Phillips, New- York 

Humphrey, Gems of India. 1.25. 

Oneida Community, Oneida, N. Y. 

Noyes, Scientific Propagation Pap. 25 

Oneida Community, Hand-Book of . Pap. 25 

James R. Osgood 8c Co., Boston. 

Aide, A Nine- Days' Wonder $1 ; pap. 50 

Diaz, A Domestic Problem $1 ; pap. 50 

P. O'Shea, New- York. 

De Segur, Confession 50 

Wiseman, Last Four Popes 1.50 

F. B. Patterson, New-York. 

Baker, Point Lace and Diamonds, FNrta- 
Hon ed. 1.50 

T. B.' Peterson & Bros., Phila. 

Warfield, A Double Wedding 1.75 

Pott, Young & Co., New- York. 

Christian Painter of the 19th Century 2.50 

Wilberforce, Words of Counsel 3.00 

Presb. Bd. of Pub., Philadelphia. 

Howard, Mr. Warner's Household 55 

Spottswood, Alice Dunbar 60 

G. P. Putnam's Sons, New- York. 

Greatorex and Despard, Old New- York, 
part 11 *« 

Rural Pub. Co., New- York. 
Wiilard, Practical Butter- Book x.oc 

D. 8c J.Sadlier & Co., New- York. 

Adventures of Sidney Flint 1.54 

Fullerton, Rose Leblanc 1,51 

A Stormy Life $i-50> 8c 2, ex 

— — Too Strange Not to be True. 

$1.50 & 2.01 


Afc 183, J"!? 17. 1875] The Publisher* Weekly. 


Gahan, Sermons, new ed. rev lb- 00 

Henry, Flowers for Christian Wisdom 75 

Hoffman, Orphan Sisters $1.50 & 2.00 

Little Crown of St. Joseph $1 ; $2 ; 2.50 

Old Chest $1.50 & 2.00 

Olive's Rescue. 50 c. & 75 

O'Reilly, Victims of the Mamertine.. $2 & 2.50 

Potter, Two Victories $1 & 1. 50 

Riche,The Family 60 

True to the End, etc 50 c. & 75 

ScRiBNEit, Armstrong & Co., New- York. 

Bric-a-Brac Series, ed. by R. H. Stoddard : 

O'Keeffe, Kelly, and Taylor 1.50 

Smith, Assyria 1.00 

Scribner, Welford & Armstrong, New-York. 

Bible, with Notes, ed. by F. C. Cook, vol. 
5 6.00 

New Testament, transl. by Sam. Da- 
vidson 5*25 

Jager, Travels in the Philippines 4-5° 
loliere, Works, vol. 1 7-5° 

Wolf-Hunting, etc., in Lower Brittany 3.00 

Sheldon & Co., New-York. 

Olney, Primary Arithmetic Bds. 25 

Grammar School Arithmetic. .Bds. 85 

W. J. Schofield, Boston. 

Schofield, Prospector's Manual Pap. 50 

E. & F. N. Spon, New- York. 

Andre, Coal Mining, part 4 Pap.$2.oo 

Municipal Engineers, Association of. 4.25 

Ross, Pyrology 15*00 

Steel-Mclnnes Patent Pneumatic Reaction 
Brake Pap. 1.00 

E. Steiger, New- York. 

Ahn's (Henn) First French Reader, with 
Foot-notes Bds. 6o 

D. Van Nostrand, New-York. 

Elliott, European Light-House Systems. . 5.0a 
Richards Steam-Engine Indicator,^ ed. 

rev 3- 50 

United States Naval Institute, Papers of, 

vol. 1 2.00 

Young Seaman's Manual 3-<*> 

T. -Whtttakbr, New- York. 

Washburn, Christian Faith and Theology, 

Pap. 2$ 

Wood & Holbrook, New- York. 


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The Publishers' Weekly. [No. 183, July 17, 1875. 

The Niagara Convention 

(Editorial Correspondence.) 

Niagara Falls, July 14, 1875. 

The Niagara Convention it so far a thorough 
success. The attendance is large, from all parts, 
and excellently representative. The tone is 
harmonious and moderate beyond what was 
generally expected, and the opinion has been 
expressed more than once that " the booksellers 
are a pretty sensible set of men/' The meeting 
is well along in its business to-day, so that it 
will scarcely be necessary to remain in session 
longer than to-morrow, and the action so far 
taken is reasonable and wise. 

President Randolph's opening address yester- 
day deeply impressed the Convention with the 
importance of its work, and with the honor and 
reponsibility of the calling of its members, and 
thus prepared the way for effective, because 
well-considered, work. That address, with other 
reports from the Convention, must of course 
go over to a Convention supplement next week, 
and I don't propose, in this brief letter, to do 
more than reflect the temper and achievement 
of the Convention. The reports from various 
representative men of different parts of the 
country were generally encouraging, and the 
statement, as a rule, was that the reform had al- 
ready done real service, for the little trade they 
had lost was more than balanced by the results 
of the soundersystem of doingbusiness which the 
Association was promoting. Mr. Barnes reported 
for New- York, in a classical and witty speech, full 
of " points," which was very telling. He alluded 
to the difficulties the Central Booksellers' As- 
sociation had encountered in attempting the 20 
percent agreement, and, although loudly called 
upon to mention names, refused to do so. He 
ended by stating that the house which had then 
stood in the way of reform, had within a few 
days joined the Association — an announcement 
which called forth the most hearty applause. 

The Executive Committee had held a long 
session on Monday night, in consultation with 
other leading men of the trade then in town, 
and the results of this meeting were given in 
their report. These resolutions, by their sug- 
gestion, were referred to a general committee of 
thirty on the affairs of the trade, who were in 
session all last evening and much of this fore- 
noon. The Convention, this morning, waiting 
their appearance, held what President Randolph 
calls " an experience meeting." Men from all 
parts of the country took the platform in turn, 
and recited their difficulties and their hopes, 
the President enlivening the proceedings with 
his ever-present and ever-popular humor, " ori- 
ginal and selected." 

At the two evening consultations, most of 

the grievances were ventilated, and the way 
cleared for harmonious action. The Western 
retailers were, as had been expected, anxious 
for stringent measures, but they had cool, clear 
heads, and finally joined in less extreme mea- 
sures, which all felt could arouse no feeling. 
The first resolution reported this morning, was 
to the effect that, after this first meeting, only 
members of the A. B. T. A. should be allowed 
to buy or sell at the Book Fair. This was car- 
ried unanimously and without debate. The se- 
cond resolution was the pith of the Convention. 
It seemed to be tacitly agreed upon that the 
Convention should not attempt to change the 
essential features of the platform adopted at 
Put-in Bay, and its chief aim became that of 
putting this rule into effective operation. There 
was a great deal of discussion evoked by the 
Committee's resolution setting forth that the 
best booksellers of the country would be 
obliged to withdraw their capital from the book 
business unless a reform was effected, and 
therefore requesting the publishers to reduce dis- 
counts to all houses which should be reported 
► by the Committee of Arbitration as undersellers. 
It was at last adopted with remarkable unani- 
mity, and thus the main work of the Conven- 
tion was finished. 

Other provisions to-day have been a resolu- 
tion limiting membership in the Book Fair, after 
the present one, to members of the A. B. T. A., 
providing for committees on local organizations, 
on the religious publication societies, on the 
Centennial, etc. The question of clearance sales 
provokes much discussion, and was under de- 
bate when the Convention adjourned. All told. 
the gathering has been remarkable, and it has 
made a great step forward in the reform, partly 
by not trying to make that step too long a one. 
For eighteen months' work, since the first Cin- 
cinnati meeting, the book trade has something 
to be proud of. R. R. B. 

1 We are by no means inclined to grumble 
against any fair competition, which is according 
to the proverb " the life of trade," though we 
trust we may never need it to spur us up toward 
doin^ the besi wc are permitted to do for our read - 
ers and the trade. But we do think our friends 
of the American News Company are " rubbing 
it in" a little in following directly so many 
of our titles, just as we succeed, at much pains 
and cost, in making them of value. First our 
Monthly Book Circular was copied, both in title 
and style of get-up, just as we were beginning 
to make our own enterprise well known in the 
trade ; and the result was to confound the two 
publications, to our disadvantage, and to give 
the rival issue the benefit of our advertising. 


M. 183, Jufy 17, 1875.] The Publisher? Weekfy. 


Now they attempt to take the wind out of our 
nils by announcing an "Educational Cata- 
logue," with our exact title, after we have gone to 
considerable expense in having such a work tho- 
roughly advertised through the trade. The titles 
ire, of course, not distinctive enough to permit 
of copyright ; but we should suppose that some 
other title and style might be chosen, if only 
from trade courtesy. We are perfectly willing 
to put our lists and publications in direct com- 
petition with any other, at any time ; but we do 
object to mystifications which tend to confuse 
the trade as to which is which. Of course, two 
publications, where only one is needed, tend to 
divide support where there is not more than 
enough to make one what it should be ; but 
this if a matter which takes care of itself. All 
we wish for is fair play ! 


To the Editor of the Publishers' Weekly : 

Dear Sir: In your column of business 
changes of July 10th, you incorrectly state that 
the stationery branch of the late house of 
Noyes, Holmes & Co. has been sold to John 
BL Holmes & Co., whilst the fact is we merely 
made a clearance sale of a large portion of our sta- 
tionery stock to the firm named, and at once laid 
in an entirely new and fresh line of stationery 
in all departments, to which the attention of 
dealers is invited. We continue the stationery 
business, jobbing and manufacturing, as for- 
merly. Lockwood, Brooks & Co., Boston, 
Successors to Noyes, Holmes & Co. 


The Law of Literature, by James Apple- 
ton Morgan, M.A. (James Cockcroft & Co.) 
Vol. I. There has been a dearth of legal litera- 
ture on copyright, and now we are to have 
several at once. Mr. Curtis is revising his work, 
published in 1837, and Mr. Eaton S. Drone, who 
has contributed several valuable papers on the 
subject to the Law Review> is preparing an in- 
dependent volume which will be issued by the 
«ame publishers. The work of Mr. Morgan, of 
which the first of the two volumes is before us, 
seems wider in its plan than either, for it deals 
comprehensively with the entire question of 
literary property in MSS., newspapers, plays, 
and works of art as well as books, the transfer 
of copyrights, and libel and contempt of court 
hy literary matter. An appendix is to give the 
American, English, French, and German copy- 
right laws. This first volume contains an in- 
troduction on the origin of intellectual property 
in natural law ; Book I., " In what and in whom 
property in literary composition may exist," with 
chapters on innocence, libel, contempt of court, 
and originality ; and of Book II., " Of prop- 
erty in literary composition before publication," 
the chapter on manuscripts. The second will 
of course be the copyright volume proper. We 
believe it is not quite jhe thing to say that a 
law-book is entertaining, yet Mr. Morgan's is 
certainly readable as well as excellent for con- 
sultation, and he has performed good service 

in compiling it. His references are remarka- 
bly full, and some of the important trials, such 
as the •' Griffith Gaunt " libel suit, he reprints 
in full from the digests. We take pleasure in 
commending this work to its public, and await 
with interest the publication of the concluding 
volume. Special mention should be made of 
the typographical beauty of the present volume. 
8°, sheep, $7.50. 

Nooks and Corners of the New-England 
Coast, by Samuel Adams Drake. (Harper & 
Brothers.) In this is embraced descriptions, 
with many illustrations, of every place of past or 
present interest along the New-England coast, 
from Mount Desert Island to Saybrook. While 
the volume is pleasant and chatty, it is also 
scholarly, showing much patient labor and re- 
search, and an indefatigable energy in hunting 
up and recording facts, legends, and traditions. 
The memories of other days which cluster 
around and in all these " nooks and corners" 
are poetically and appropriately woven in with 
a mass of historical information, which renders 
the volume a most valuable contribution to his- 
torical literature. The illustrations are four 
hundred and forty-nine in number, including 
portraits and views, and are really very fine. 
Altogether the volume is very handsomely got- 
ten up. 4to, cloth, $3.50. 

The Green Gate, by Ernst Wichert. Trans- 
lated from the German by Mrs. N. L. Wister. 
,(J. B. Lippincott & Co.) Mrs. Wister's name 
on the title-page of a story may be taken as 
sufficient indorsement of its merits — her judg- 
ment in selecting, stories for translation, thus 
far, having been proved sound and reliable. 
The present story, "The Green Gate," deals 
with German home-life in the rich mercantile 
classes, and presents many graphic delinea- 
tions of character. There are so many roman- 
tic episodes in the story, the old legend of the 
" Green Gate" among them, that it would be 
impossible to do justice to any one of them in 
our space ; we can only recommend the pub- 
lication as one of the best out, in the line of 
summer reading. i2mo, cloth, $1.75. 

On the Heights, by Berthold Auerbach. 
Translated by Simon Adler Stern. (Henry 
Holt & Co.) The many imperfections existing 
in the previous translation of this work in- 
duced the publishers to issue a new edition by 
a new translator. Mr. Stern's work will be 
found a great improvement upon his predeces- 
sor's, the translation being easy and flowing, and 
free from the crudities which in former editions 
marred the reader's pleasure. i2mo, cloth, $2. 

Popular Resorts and How to Reach Them, 
by John B. Bachelder. (John B. Bachelder.) The 
third revised edition of one of the handsomest 
and most attractive guide-books for summer 
travel in the market. It will be found very 
agreeable reading for those who stay at home 
also, as the text is very clever and graphic, and 
the illustrations in which it abounds, unusually 
bold and well executed. 12 mo, cloth, $2. 

In the Kitchen. (Lee & Shepard.) Another 
cookery book ! It is impossible for us to go 
into the respective merits of these publications, 
the only proof of the excellence of the pudding 
being in the eating. We can, however, desig- 
nate difference of get up, as in this volume, 
where the type is unusually large, and printed 
on fine, clear, white paper, with plenty of mar- 
gin. The size, too, has an advantage, being a 


The Publisher? Weekly. [No. 183, yuly 17, 1875. 

quarto, and so well bound that the book seems 
made to set up on the kitchen-table, for it can 
be opened at any page and will remain so for 
consultation without a leaf falling. Every de- 
partment is supplied with a number of blank 
pages, so that additional receipts maybe added. 
The receipts cover every kind of cooking, and 
are culled from Mrs. Miller's (the editress) own 
experience, and from French, German, and 
English works not in common use. Others 
have been taken from the written receipt-books 
of families, North and South, celebrated for the 
concoction of some special dish. We feel 
bound to again allude to the mechanical per- 
fection of the volume, the entire workmanship 
being noticeable among present publications. 
4to, cloth, $2.50. 

Messrs. Robert Clarke & Co. have issued 
a " Catalogue of Theological and Religious 
Books," in which the works are entered alpha- 
betically both by subject and author. It is in 
neat pamphlet form, octavo size, comprising 
• some eighty pages, and includes a large col- 
lection of the best works, new and old, Ameri- 
can and foreign, in this department of litera- 
ture. Like all the biographical publications of 
this house, the catalogue is admirably compiled 
and arranged with exceptionally neat typo- 

We have received from M. Gray, of San 
Francisco, the following, music : " She Is So 
Innocent," from Lecocq's opera of La Fille de 
Madame Angot (35 c.) ; the " Japan Waltz," 
composed by S. H. Marsh (60 c.) ; " Kutschke 
Polka," by Ludwig Stasny (30 c.) ; " The Lute: 
Song," the sixth number of the Schubert Al- 
bum, revised and edited by Oscar Weil (35 c.) ; 
and " Smile whenever you Can," by L. von 
der Mehden (30 c). 

Cobb, Andrews & Co. 

Having long outgrown their old store in 
Superior street, Messrs. Cobb, Andrews & Co., 
whose firm existence dates nearly back to the 
chartering of Cleveland as a city, have lately 
moved to the large block they have built for 
their business on Euclid avenue. This new 
store forms one of the notably large bookstores 
of the country. The main floor is 180 feet 
deep, with a front of 52 and a height of 17 feet. 
The walls are shelved from ceiling to floor, 
r and a light gallery is run from front to rear, 
obviating the necessity of using step-ladders. 
A wire-guarded bridge connects the gallery 
midway in the store, the ascent to which is by 
a pair of stairs leading to the middle of the 
bridge, and over the stairs to the basement. 
In front of the stairs, the office is placed, and 
between this and the front are arranged hand- 
some tables and show-cases. The store is 
largely stocked with school and miscellaneous 
books, stationery, photographs, etc., the base- 
ment being chiefly devoted to storing the sta- 
tionery stock. 

When Mr. C. C. Cobb first entered, as a boy, 
the business of which he is now one of the 
proprietors, he was the only clerk, and had to 
sweep out the store, build: the fire, and run 
errands, and do all the odd jobs, besides wait- 
ing on the customers. The crowds on the 
opening evening were received by a small 
"*my of clerks, salesmen, book-keepers, and 
eling agents, whose services are required 

by the extensive business of the establishment 
It is but justice to say that the fine display on 
the other evening was due, in no small degree, 
to the taste and industry of those employees, 
and that they have so far shown themselves to 
be walking in the course of faithful attention to 
business and uniform courtesy to the public 
which has brought prosperity and honor to 
their employers. 

In removing to their new and elegant quar- 
ters, Messrs. Cobb, Andrews & Co. have not 
wholly abandoned their old store. They will 
continue that as a down-town retail book and 
stationery store, and have made several im- 
provements in the internal arrangements, which 
customers will discover for themselves, without 
any formal " opening." 

Stationery at the Book Fair. 

Much to the surprise of the entire trade, the 
stationers have signified their intention to take 
a great interest in the coming Book Fair. Most 
of the leading houses in the city will be repre- 
sented, and there will be a display of stationery 
that will surpass any thing of the kind ever at- 
tempted before. The variety of goods offered 
far exceeds the former contributions to the 
Trade Sale, and if the Fair should turn out suc- 
cessfully, it is urged that the contributions to 
the next will be greater than the present. 

Among the New-York houses represented 
will be Chamberlin, Whitmore & Co., who will 
exhibit wedding, fine, and staple envelopes, and 
foreign papers of all kinds. Samuel Raynor & 
Co., J. Q. Preble & Co., and Berlin & Jones 
will also exhibit envelopes and papers. Lie- 
benroth, Von Auw& Co. will display a full line 
of blank-books, memorandum and pass-books ; 
Carter, Dinsmore & Co., inks, mucilage, etc., 
etc. ; Charles D. Pratt, fancy goods and bronzes ; 
Edward £. Brown, fine envelopes * Henry Levy 
& Co., pocket-books, etc. ; Porter « Bain bridge, 
full line of Centennial letter and note-paper. 
The American Lead-Pencil Company and the 
Eagle Pencil Company will make a display of 
their best goods. The Manhattan Book Com- 
pany will show a full line of their perforated 
manuscript, sermon, and legal papers. Messrs. 
Anderson & Cameron will display all their spe- 
cialties, in the way of school-cards, blank notes, 
drafts, etc., etc. ; Robert Sneider, a fine assort- 
ment of fancy and plain stationery ; L. Duber- 
net, passe-partouts, etc. ; R. B. Dovell's Son, 
inks, mucilage, etc., etc. ; Robert Burnett, new 
sample-book, etc. ; Baker, Pratt & Co., import- 
ed stationery, inks, drawing-papers, Bristol - 
boards, etc ; E. Steiger will make a handsome 
display of globes, etc., and E. & H. T. Anthony 
will show a line of stereoscopic goods, etc. 

L. Prang & Co., of Boston, offer their whole 
catalogue of chromos, cards, etc. 

From Philadelphia, there will be S. D. Bur- 
lock & Co., W. W. Harding, and A. J. Holznon 
& Co., all of whom will display albums. 

H. B. Nims & Co., Troy, will show globes 
and pamphlet-cases. Charles Taber & Co., New- 
Bedford, photographic copies of fine engra- 
vings, stereoscopic views, etc. Martin Taylor, 
Buffalo, self-fitting and self-fastening book -co- 
vers. The United States Soapstone Manufac- 
turing Company, of Cincinnati, O., exhibit a. full 
line of soapstone pencils. From Springfield 
Mass., there is the Powers Paper Company 

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writing-papers, envelopes, papeteries ; Union 
Ink and Paper Company, and the Springfield 
Envelope Company ; and from Holyoke, Mass., 
there will be the representatives of the Massa- 
soit Paper Company, Writing Paper Company, 
Union Paper Company, and the Holyoke Paper 

With such a great variety of goods, the Fair 
can not but prove successful. 


The fourth volume of Rev. Dr. John G. 
Palfrey's " History of England " is nearly ready 
for publication. 

Mrs. Wilson, n£e Miss Augusta T. Evans, 
author of " Beulah " and " St. Elmo/' has fin- 
ished her new novel, " Infelice," and placed the 
MS. in Mr. Carleton's hands for publication in 

Pott, Young & Co. will publish a general 
summary of Arctic exploration, prepared by 
Fred. Whymper, under the title of " Heroes of 
the Arctic." Mr. Whymper is one of the well- 
known Whymper brothers, and the author of 
"Travels in Alaska.*' 

We are probably to have Mr. Allibone's 
u Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay," 
with indexes, in the autumn. 

The Boston Literary World is now in its sixth 
year, and takes rank among the leading critical 
journals of the country. Its value to booksel- 
lers can be seen on a glance at its columns; and, 
as Old and New once said, the Literary World 
and The Publishers' Weekly are indispensable 
to the intelligent dealer. It supplements our 
columns by longer and very interesting descrip- 
tive and critical notices of books which we can 
not possibly give. We confidently commend the 
Literary World to the attention of the trade. 

New volumes in the several " Great West- 
ern,"" Young America Abroad," " Yacht Club," 
" Forest Glen " and " Maidenhood " series are 
promised by Lee & Shepard for the fall, as also 
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ladies graduating in this volume may be considered consum- 
mate cooks." — Zton's Herald. 


' The best compliment we can pay to the outside of this 
handsome volume is that we took it at first sight to be a draw- 
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inspection we find it relates to the kitchen, and that in addition 
to its merit as a cookery-book, it is a model of typographic 
clearness and beauty. The book seems to contain every dish 
which the human mind has ever conceived. It is the biggest, 
handsomest^ and best cookery-book of the season."— Inter- 
Ocean, Chicago. 


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of " Through the Eye to the Heart," " Trophies of Song," 
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children; a "Cabinet of Specimens" of children's character- 
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" shelves " and " cases," including a choice collection of 39s 
" specimens ; " the whole comprising fully 600 incidents of 
child-life. Mrs. Crafts adds a chapter on the Kindergarten. 

" This cyclopedia of anecdotes 
Sunday-school speakers, 
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will be found invaluable to 
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the hallowed memories of childhood, its fireside and wayside 
happiness ; and we can not rise from reading it without feel- 
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ford, Mass. 

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F. LEY POL DT, Editor and Publisher, 37 Park Row, New-York. 
Vol, VIII. No. 4. CONVENTION NUMBER. Wi^le No. 184. 

To Dealers in School-Books and Sehool Materials. 

The New School Edition of the AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL CATALOGUE, now 

in its sixth year, will be issued in July, and will contain an entirely revised complete Reference 
List of School Books, with retail prices for 1875-1876. 

The List will be arranged as usual, according to special branches ; such as Algebra, Arith- 
metic, Astronomy, Composition, Dictionaries, Elocution, English Grammar, French, 
Geography, German, Greek, History, Latin, Philosophy— Natural and Mental, Primers, 
Readers, etc, etc., with numerous cross-references. Thus information on any branch can be 
obtained at a glance. % 

The names of the Publishers will be indicated by initials, to which a separate key will be sup- 
plied for the special use of Dealers, 

The American Educational Catalogue, having been recognized as the most complete and 
practical guide to Educational Literature, is distributed every year by most of the leading firms, 
who have realized the fact that it pays them to buy editions from 100 to 2000 copies each, with* 
their own imprint, and to circulate the catalogue among their educational customers, for the pur- 
pose of soliciting orders, and saving at the same time much troublesome correspondence. 

In making up special orders for the Educational Catalogue, Booksellers should bear in 
mind that it possesses not only temporary value, but will serve its purpose during the whole year. 

Cash remittance must invariably accompany each order, 

with sole ncFRnrr of obdebjjtg firm, ajtd stitched. 

100 COPIES $500 I 1000 COPIES $4000 

The last page will be left blank, unless a stereotyped or electrotyped page, uniform in size 
with the Publish Kits' Weekly, shall be sent before going to press. If we are to make the plate, 
it will be charged extra at the mere cost of composition and electrotyping, viz., $5.81. These 
rates are charged uniformly for any page that does not contain more matter than can be set up in 
nonpareil. Copy should be sent with the order. 

Mode of shipping must be stated when ordering the CATALOGUE. 


As numerous orders for editions arc received every summer, after the issue of the Educa- 
tional Catalogue, we again call attention to the necessity of being in possession of all orders on 
or before July 25th. 

AU communications concerning the EDUCATIONAL CATALOGUE should be addressed 
to F. Leypoldt, Publisher, 37 Park Row, New- York. 

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Uniform Trade-List Annual 

For 1875-76. 

In compliance with the many urgent requests, the forthcoming Annual 
will have an index. Of course, like Whitaker's, it can only include the more 
prominent works and editions, and is to serve merely as a temporary ex- 
pedient until the completion of the American Catalogue and Finding List. 
Imperfect as such an Index necessarily must be, it will, by indicating the 
publishers of live authors and the principal works on any live subject, greatly 
facilitate ready reference. 

As the new Trade-Lists will comprise nearly all the books published since 
the issue of the last Annual, and the Index is to refer to all important publica- 
tions, the latter will, to some extent, also replace the Annual Reference List. 


1. The price will be One Dollar pet copy, bound in cloth. The price of the volume will be raised 

after close of subscription. 

2. In order to insure the contributing publishers against any waste of material and unnecessary ex- 

pense, and ourselves against any great risk, which the low price would not warrant, only a 
very limited number of copies will be bound beyond the number of copies subset ibed for, 

3. // is desirable that the subscription should be closed at the earliest date possible. Publishers 

should be notified of the number of Catalogues and Trade- Lists needed by July 19M, at 
the latest. 

4. No subscription at $1 can be accepted after the number of copies to be printed has been deter- 

mined upon. 

5. No subscriptions can be taken into account that have not been paid up when the number oj 

copies to be printed will be determined upon, as the small amounts will neither bear the 
trouble, nor the expense or risk, of numerous accounts, bills, statements, and subsequent 


6. Remittances should be made by money-order on New- York, or registered letter, as we can not be 

responsible for any losses. Receipt for remittance, with attached order for delivery, will be 
sent by return mail. 

7. Booksellers, in their own interest, are requested to call the attention of librarians and large book- 

buyers to the Annual ; but copies ordered by the latter must be subscribed for through 
booksellers. Except in the case of subscribers to the Publishers' Weekly, all inquirers will 
be referred to their local dealers. 

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' American Book Trade Convention 





The Convention was a grand success. How 
thoroughly Und entirely successful it was, we 
can not fully tell those who were not there to 
feel it for themselves. Whoever did go, came 
away proud of his calling, of the men in it, of 
the work before it, — with a pride he had not 
known before. 

It was a "great thing, if no more had been 
accomplished, to call together more than two 
hundred representative men, from all interests 
in the trade and all parts of the country ; to give 
them the opportunity of knowing, respecting 
and esteeming each other ; to bring them from 
the most diverse views into harmony of opinion 
and feeling, and to send them home again with 
a new sense of the dignity and wide importance 
of their calling, and an encouraging enthusiasm 
for their work. 

But the legislation of the Convention was 
still more vital. It accomplished much by at- 
tempting little. The work of the meeting in 
this respect contained three chief items : a sug- 
gestion, more especially to the publishers, as tc 
how undersellers might wisely be dealt with ; 
a re-statement of the basic rule of the reform, 
so that retail prices were definitely set forth as 
the basis of retail dealing, and the misunder- 
standings that threatened the disruption of the 
Association swept away ; and a provision, 
whereby members of the trade might safely join 
the Association without putting themselves at a 
disadvantage in competition with others, and 
the rules of the Association thus go into effect 
without waiting for every house to give its adhe- 
rence to them. Thus the chief stumbling blocks 
of the past year have been removed, in a con- 
servative spirit marked by the absence of any 
thing like coercion and against which none can 
make criticism. 

There were those, and some of them leading 
publishers, who insisted, previous to the Con- 
vention, that unless the most stringent mea- 
sures, looking toward compulsion, were taken 

by the meeting, the reform would certainly fall 
to pieces. Others felt that such legislation 
would be hostile alike to the American spirit 
and to the true laws of trade, and knew that it 
would alienate those most successful houses, 
who stood ready and anxious to promote sound 
business principles, but knew that co-operation, 
going too far, ceases to be helpful, and becomes 
tyrannous, unjust, and unwise. The one and 
sufficient guarantee to such wise leaders as 
these is the story of this very Convention. 

Men came there with all sorts of opinions, the 
most radical and the most violent ; but such 
was the assimilative influence of this great ga- 
thering, that those who came the most extreme, 
went away feeling that the Convention had done 
the right thing in the right way. This was ac- 
complished, first, by the useful provision of the 
Committee of Thirty, before whom every one 
might "speak out their mind," and every 
point of policy or personal grievance be frank- 
ly, because confidentially, discussed, and in 
whose meetings therefore the impracticables 
became easily reconciled ; and secondly, by the 
wise and kindly guidance of the Chair in the 
Convention itself 

The members of the trade proved themselves 
men splendidly cool, clear-headed, and amena- 
ble to reason, and we say boldly that, after the 
experience of this Convention, none need fear to 
join the Association, and thus best promote its 
useful work, for fear of being driven out of its 
ranks again by extreme measures. That danger 
is gone by, and every new accession sends it far- 
ther off. The Association is one of those ideal 
democracies in which brains count as well as 

One point should be especially noted. The 
Convention not only invited and permitted all 
members of the trade to talk and vote, but it at- 
tempted in its legislation to make no distinc- 
tion between members and non-members. The 
only exception was as to the Book Fair, which 
was originated by the Association, and was con- 
sidered a part of it, and to which in the future 


The Niagara Falls Convention. [No. 184, yuly 24, 1875. 

only members are therefore to be ad mined • 
Even this we scarcely believe in. So long as 
the Association is doing wise work wisely, as it 
is doing now, it needs no premium on member- 
ship ; it is such a good in itself that the trade 
will feel that they belong in it, without " in- 
ducements." Nor was there any laying down 
the law in peremptory mandates. As far as 
members themselves are concerned, they simply 
agree to return to what every body agrees are 
sound business principles, but to which there 
could have been no return without association. 
To non-members they virtually say, Help us to 
this return, and you are as one of us. To those 
who persist in unsound and ruinous methods, 
they say, not " Thou shalt not," but simply, " If 
you help to .hurt our business, we can not, as 
business men, afford to deal with you at all ; or 
if at all, on such terms as will enable you to 
harm us or our customers" — and this accom- 
plishes the object in reasonable and unobjec- 
tionable fashion. There fs nothing like doing 
the right thing in the right way ; even to do the 
right thing in the wrong way is sometimes prac- 
tically as bad as to do the wrong thing. Had the 
Convention attempted compulsion, or made the 
Association a privileged corporation in the 
trade, however excellent its purpose, the latter 
would have laid itself open to the imputation of 
being a " Trade Union," or a •' Ring," and it 
would not have been easy to dispute the ver- 
dict. As it is, no fair man can do otherwise 
than praise it. It has made itself a nucleus in 
the trade for all who believe in sound business 
principles ; it has furnished a court of arbitra- 
tion to the benefit of the trade at large ; it has 
done and is doing much in every way for all the 
trade. And so the nucleus will grow and grow 
till it includes the whole trade. 

We give below a full report of the Conven- 
tion, from the stenographer's notes. Of course, 
there came to the Convention men of narrow 
views, men with selfish views, men of un- 
reasonable views, men with hobbies, partisans, 
extremists — some representing only themselves, 
others from whom the Convention was glad to 
hear, however it disagreed with their tenor. 
We have tried to give all, so that all may see 
for themselves the assimilative process of 
these grand meetings. They will thus learn 
the more surely, because all the extreme views 
have been brought out and left out, how safe 
the Association is, what freedom there is from 
danger that it will attempt tyranny, class action, 
or extreme measures of any sort. As the Pre- 
sident nobly said, it is not a publishers' move- 
ment ; it is not a jobbers' movement ; it is not 
a retailers' movement ; it is our movement. 
And such a movement, let us add, that no house 
Thich desires the best for its trade and the pub- ' 

lie does justly by itself, if it fails to enter into 
and promote the A. B. T, A. 

We can not let the opportunity pass without 
speaking directly of the way in which the Messrs. 
Lippincott's welcome action was received, as 
illustrating the spirit of this movement. Mr. 
Barnes' humorous report seemed meant to have 
no sting in it, and the Convention received it 
in that wav. When Mr. Wood came to the 
platform, he was greeted with the heartiest ap- 
plause, which was repeated and doubled as he 
concluded his speech. It seemed to say, "We 
forget all differences of opinion, and there shall 
be no questioning whether we or you were 
wrong or right. We shake hands cordially, and 
will work gladly together on any platform on 
which the whole trade finds it can stand. For 
the future, we are all one in the good work." 
And we may add that the new course of the 
Philadelphia house, in adhering to the Associ- 
ation, promises to win for it a wide popularity, 
which the previous difference of opinion serves 
only to emphasize. 

The subject introduced to the Convention 
in connection with Mr. Houghton's speech, 
namely, the tariff on books, seems to us pro- 
perly within the scope of a trade association, 
and yet we quite agree with the President that 
it should be entirely left out. The question 
necessarily develops such difference of opinion 
and interminable debate that it is both useless 
and dangerous to attempt to bring it before such 
an association or meeting. The resolution first 
presented was so indefinitely drawn that it might 
have pledged the Association, through the pro- 
posed committee of five, to the most extreme 
high tariff action, and Mr. Houghton's speech 
certainly aimed it in that way. The substitute 
was clear, and simply interpreted into action 
the view that whatever laws there are should be 
enforced— with which every body agrees. 

Doubtless, had the first resolution been so 
worded, it might have passed ; but by the time 
the substitute was introduced, the Convention 
was in temper to dispense with the question en- 
tirely. Other questions raised in Mr. Hough- 
ton's speech did seem to us out of place in 
connection with the Association, which is not 
for the protection of American literature, but 
for the promotion of bookselling in America. 

We must beg leave to point out a mistake in 
figures, which vitiates much of the argument. 
The figures quoted that there are in this country 
but 40 book-printing establishments, turning 
out but $3,568,823 worth of products per year, or 
scarcely more than the English importation, are 
from page 808 of the Compendium of the Ninth 
Census. On the line above will be found the 

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entry: " Printing and publishing establishments 
(not specified), 311 ; products, $28,995,214," of 
which a considerable proportion is undoubtedly 
books. A large share of American bookselling 
is, of course, of English books ; but there are at 
present no satisfactory figures as regards any 
phases of our book trade, and we must look to 
the Association to some day supply the lack. 

Is the course of Mr. Campbell's " speaking 
out his mind," he brought up the important 
question of whether advertised retail prices are 
not too high. That matter rests solely with the 
publisher, as an individual question with each 
book, and no association can touch it if it would. 
Undoubtedly some prices have been made 
high to cover abnormal discounts, and these are 
sure to come down. We have always argued 
that, once a legitimate competition among 
publishers takes the place of cut-throat under- 
selling, any evil of this sort will right itself. If 
books are too high, they will naturally come 
down. Many books are very cheap as it is. 
The general tendency of the movement will be 
to make a fixed price to all buyers, which will 
be somewhat less than the present published 
prices. But when Mr. Campbell asks why, 
when we are cutting under a $5 book at $3.75. 
we don't make the price $3.75 out and out, he 
forgets that this selling books at below cost is 
what has been ruining the trade, and it is from 
that it is now reforming. 


The Second Annual Convention of the book 
trade, under the auspices of the American 
Book Trade Association, opened at the Pa- 
vilion, Prospect Park, Niagara Falls, Tuesday 
afternoon, July 13th, 1875, at four o'clock. 
The members gathered at the International 
Hotel, and, preceded by Waehle's band, took 
their way, two by two, to the Pavilion, a large 
hall holding about three hundred people, and 
which was comfortably filled by the members of 
the Convention and their parties. Prayer was 
offered by the Rev. T. M. Arnold, of Ann Ar- 
bor, Mich., after which President Randolph 
delivered the following address : 

President's Address. 

In the beginning of the duty and privilege 
which the Committee of Assemblies have put 
upon me, I think it only proper that allusion 
should be made to those who initiated this re- 
form. Two years ago, a small company, with- 
out recognition, without the slightest expres- 
sion of sympathy from the great body of the 
trade at large, met in the city of Cincinnati, and 
planted the seed of which we have such a good- 
ly fruitage to-day. And, gentlemen, you will 
remember that they met in a city on the, bor- 
ders of a river prescribed within certain limits, 
*od which, of great length and running through 
a great territory, is in itself not especially an 
attractive or beautiful stream — sometimes shal- 
low, sometimes a stream dangerous to navi- 

gation. But last year, you will remember, 
they invited us to meet them at one of those 
beautiful bays that nestle in the bosom of one 
of our magnificent lakes. You will remember 
with what magnanimity, and with what sagacity, 
and with what clear-headedness of purpose, they 
surrendered their organization that a new one 
might be formed. They were willing to part 
with the small that they might create the great ! 

And, gentlemen, you will remember how, on 
the day we parted, as we passed out of that bay, 
its waters were clear and tranquil ; the summer 
sun shimmered, and the smallest vessel might 
ride out there upon its waters. But when we 
struck out into the broader waters of the lake, 
where the wind had arisen and the waves had 
freer play, we saw the white caps stretching in 
every direction ; and perhaps some of us 
thought, as we looked off upon that ill-defined 
expanse and waste of water, with its white caps 
dashing, as we were coming back to our homes, 
that this was a fitting emblem of the future 
struggles of our Association. 

And now to-day we come here better or- 
ganized, having all the elements of life, where 
the waters of one of these great lakes, passing 
within prescribed limits, flow until with a re- 
sistless force they dash and break in these ra- 
pids with such a tumultuous power that no 
single man could bear to trust himself in the 
best vessel that human skill can build to cross 
them. And they move on, until they assume a 
force and power that all the combined skill of 
man could not change or break ; and whoever 
falls into that current must follow it to its pre- 
destined end. Is it an emblem, gentlemen, of 
this Association ? 

It is a matter for congratulation that the 
book trade of the country is beginning to rea- 
lize through this national institution the fact 
that it is not a body of isolated traders — mere 
hucksters in merchandise, without an organiza- 
tion, without definite purpose — but a company 
of men organized in an honorable calling, and 
holding intimate and enduring relations with 
the best interests of the country. The realiza- 
tion of this simple truth has already been of 
great service, and is the harbinger of the ulti- 
mate triumph of the reform. We are begin- 
ning to learn that with us there may be a repub- 
lic of trade as well as a republic of letters ; 
that the publisher and the bookseller hold a 
position of permanent importance to the author 
as well as to the reader. If our civilization in 
its progress produces the author and the reader, 
it likewise demands a method of production 
and distribution through the publisher and the 
dealer. Every college, school, and intelligent 
household becomes a consumer of books. The 
bookseller is an indispensable agent, as well 
as a creative force in increasing the demand by 
the exposure in the open market of the author's 
and publisher's product. Yet, notwithstand- 
ing this, how seldom does itoccnr to those who 
take the deepest interest in the education of 
the people that the bookstore in the town 
and village is an educational institution ; that, 
in a certain sense, it is as important to the 
community as the school-house or the college ; 
that it is an institution that also needs encour- 
agement, and should be strengthened in every 

Now it is a significant fact, and worthy 
of all praise, that during the last twenty years 


The 'Niagara Falls Convention, \No. 184, July 24, 187^. 

men of sagacious benevolence have contributed 
vast sums of money for the creation of new 
colleges and seminaries of learning, and for the 
better endowment of the old. Other schools 
and educational institutions, normal schools, 
high schools, schools and colleges for women, 
have shared in sundry benefactions. All over 
the country a new life has been infused, and 
professors and teachers have reaped a large re- 
turn for their labors, while the student has had 
facilities and advantages without any increased 
mental tax. During the same period, the com- 
mon schools everywhere have been placed on 
a more generous basis, and in some of our 
cities are conducted on a plan of lavish expen- 

In the mean time, however, the book trade 
of the country, for reasons which I need 
not detail, has gradually, with some exceptions, 
become less profitable as a business pursuit ; 
the local bookseller in manifold districts has 
found himself with a lessening trade, a de- 
creasing stock, and failing resources. And 
towns and villages that boast an opera house, 
and a railway station, and churches, and 
schools, and sometimes seminaries of learning, 
with banks and warehouses, and shops glitter- 
ing with dress goods of " our own importa- 
tion/ 1 have suffered the local bookstore to 
droop if not to die, all unconscious that by 
such an act a most important educational insti- 
tution has been lost ! Why, gentlemen, I 
know of a town in one of the oldest States of 
the Union, that has a college with hundreds of 
students, and this college during the last de- 
cade has been the recipient of more than half 
a million of money ; and this town, with a col- 
lege so richly endowed and with a high school 
famous in its reputation, has allowed its local 
bookstore, established nearly half a century 
ago, to dwindle into insignificant proportions. 
And why ? Simply because the competitions 
of trade have sent the college and the school, 
the professor and teacher, to purchase their 
supplies where they could be had as cheaply as 
the bookseller himself could procure them. A 
good proportion of that town is engaged in the 
business of bookselling, if buying books at 
" trade prices" constitutes a bookseller ; for 
there is a college bookstore — you know what 
that is ! — bound to furnish the indigent student 
with his books at cost — and oh ! What a large 
number of indigent students there are ! — and the 
student's friend buys at the same rate as the 
student himself ; and then there is the college 
library supplied at trade rates, and the librarian 
is allowed by the liberality of the city book- 
seller to include in his orders any books 
he may want for himself, or his friends, 
or the friends of the faculty, or the faculty it- 
self. When all these have been supplied, what 
is there left, in the way of trade or traffic, for 
the local bookseller? His book stock disap- 
pears behind the long partioned lines of wall- 
paper, and the shelves on which the works of 
the great masters of English literature and 
their successors should be found are empty, 
and the vacant places are covered by illuminat- 
ed scripture texts, or chromes of "The old 
oaken bucket that hung in the well." And so, 
gentlemen, it has come to pass that a booksel- 
ler in a college town, instead of having one of 
the best markets, has one of the poorest. And 
a saving of fifteen per cent to the student on 
his text-books, and a similar saving on the pur- 

chases for the library of the institution, has 
left the rest of the community without the re- 
fined and elevating influence of a well-assorted 

Now, this is but one of the evils that afflict 
us. Yet let us be just, and not forget that all 
our evils are largely of our own creating ; that 
it is our own fault that they were not long ago 
corrected, and that now they seem to threaten 
us with disaster. 

It may be well for us to consider now and 
here what is our real position as publishers and 
dealers ; what relation does our trade hold to 
the trade and commerce of the whole country ; 
how far has the author, the publisher, the seller 
of books stimulated the colonization of States, 
the development of hidden resources, the build- 
ing of ships and steamers, the erection of mills 
and factories, the construction of railways? 
Thirty odd years ago, Fremont crossed the 
Rocky Mountains, and planted his flag on the Pa- 
cific shore. Some of the rude men of the border 
followed swiftly on his trail ; but it was the 
publication of his official report, issued in 
pamphlet form by the Tribune, and scattered 
over the country, that fired the enterprise of a 
host of daring, intelligent men, who in time be- 
came tjie explorers and colonists of that won- 
derful country on the Pacific coast, and put the 
mark of their power upon it. This is but a 
suggestion in this direction. 

But there is a still higher plane on which we 
stand, even as the intellectual and the moral is 
higher than the mere material. Consider the 
position of the author in his relation to the pub- 
lisher, and of these and the dealer to the educa- 
tional interests at large. Of what avail would the 
labors of the author be, if all his great thoughts 
were to be forever shut up within the folds ol 
his manuscript. And so what intelligence, 
what sagacity, what enterprise is required on 
the part of the publisher to comprehend the 
public want, to create the public taste, and 
step by step lift it to a higher level ! Why, 
gentlemen, it demands more skill than to bore 
the Hoosac Tunnel or to construct the Victoria 
Bridge ! Who is it that stands between the 
well-formed opinions of the author and the un- 
formed opinions of the public but the pub- 
lisher and the dealers ? Who has developed a 
better 01 more comprehensive system of text- 
books of all kinds and grades for seminary, col- 
lege, and school, while taking all the risk and 
venture, than the American publisher ? Who has 
done more for American literature than he 
whom we laid in Greenwood a few weeks ago — 
the great pioneer of the American publishing 
trade, John Harper? And the humblest man 
of the trade, at the cross-roads or in the vil- 
lage, holds no mean relation to the great agen- 
cies for good in the world. His neighbor may 
outstrip him in the race for pecuniary reward, 
for that which men eat and wear is a better- 
paying business. But the intelligent book- 
dealer has a place of ministry, not to the arti- 
ficial or bodily wants of his fellows, but tc 
their higher and better natures. He in his 
small way is an educator, and can not, perhaps 
follow to their many conclusions all His leach 
ings ; and yet some day he may put into th< 
hands of a buyer a book that shall start train: 
of thought, and mould a character that hereafte 
may command senates or assemblies, shaki 
the destinies of nations, or rescue imperile* 

Jfc ify, July 24, 1875.] The Publishers' Weekly. 


Gentlemen, these are but indications of 
some of the relations which you hold to all 
the great factors in our civilization. I do not 
flatter you. Nor would I unduly exalt your 
calling and mine. Yet it is an honorable one ; 
it is susceptible of producing its own great re- 
ward, in the consciousness that the world 
ought to be better because of you, and such as 
you, having lived and worked in it. And yet 
you ask for no endowments out of the public 
or the private purse, no gift from any man's 
• treasury, but only this — a moderate return for 
your labor and investment, that you may have 
the bread which you have earned by the sweat 
of your brow. 

Now, it is to correct some of the evils to 
which 1 have alluded that we have organized 
and assembled here. But this is not a trade 
union, as it has been called : it does not seek 
to array one class against another ; it is not 
money as against brains ; we are not striking 
hr eight hours or ten hours, but only demand 
a fair day's wages for a full day's work. [Ap- 
plause.] Nor is it a movement to increase the 
price of books, but simply to retain the price 
which the publisher has fixed, and which price 
affords no larger proportionate profits either 
to publisher or dealer than that afforded upon 
all articles of common merchandise. [Ap- 

And, gentlemen, no one is more deeply 
interested in the principles and results which 
underlie this reform which we contemplate 
than the book-buyers of the country. If the 
owner of mines in Pennsylvania, if the 
cotton-planter of the South, or the grain-pro- 
ducer of the West, has an interest in the 
furnaces of the Alleghanies, in the mills of 
Massachusetts, and in the prosperity of labor 
in all the towns and cities, then, certainly, all 
nations, all educators, all the learned profes- 
sors, all philanthropists have a vital, perma- 
nent interest in the prosperity of the American 
hook trade. [Applause.] It is to all these that 
we may frankly and rightly appeal to help on 
this work of reform. We are co-workers with 
them in the elevation of the people. It is a con- 
dition of mutual dependence and support, and 
the time is coming when they will realize that 
for them to ask or to insist upon a reduction of 
our legitimate and necessary profits would be 
as unjust as for us to claim, because of our po- 
sition and calling, a certain percentage of their 
income. [Long-continued applause?] 

As to the progress of the work since we met 
a year ago, the reports of the various commit- 
tees will show it. It would be idle to say, and 
we can not overlook the fact that there may 
have been some violations, that there may have 
been some disappointments, that we have not 
prosecuted to its ultimate close the work of re- 
form. But, gentlemen, perhaps some of you 
have not had the same means and opportunities 
to keep run of the movement as some of those 
of us who have been more closely identified 
with it. I doubt exceedingly whether in any 
movement which represents such a variety of 
interests, interests that are so widely scattered, 
there has ever been a movement for reform that 
|jas been so successful as this. [Applause.] 
*ou know, gentlemen, the action which was 
taken in New-York by the publishers in the 
Board of Trade. You will hear from the com- 
mittee what we did in Boston, what we did in 
Philadelphia ; and while we did not, as I say, 

carry the thing in full to the perfect end, we 
swept out a long way in that direction. [Ap- 

I look over this audience to-day — there 
are many here, and they are welcome, who 
were not heard of at Put-in Bay. Aside from 
what has been actually accomplished through 
the Publishers' Board of Trade, and in other di- 
rections, this Association has done much, ac- 
cording to my perception — much, according to 
my estimate of this whole business, and pf the 
men that are engaged in it. It is of still more 
value that the book traders of the United States 
to-day are more of men than they ever were be- 
fore. Why, gentlemen, when in the city of 
Chicago, under the operation of the laws of 
this movement, the buyers of Webster's diction' 
ary paid $12 for it instead of $9.50, it built the 
trade of that city up into manhood. And so on ! 
While we have not been able to hold the trade 
in all the cities, every man in his own place, ac- 
cording to his own purposes, has strengthened 
himself in believing that it was not right, or 
just, or proper that a man who paid without a 
murmur $5000 for a camel's-hair shawl to give 
his wife should jockey for his 20 per cent on his 
Bible. [Great applause.] 

It would not be strange if among this company 
— representing, as I said, a diversity of opinion, 
although there is a unity of interest— there should 
be* some complaints as to the propriety of pro- 
posed modifications or changes in the movement. 
That will not be strange ; but let us remember 
this one thing : that we are here as brethren ; that 
we are here as men .engaged in an exalted 
calling ; that we have a business and duty to 
perform — to lift our calling out of the slums 
into which we have suffered it to fall. And 
so do not let us look at this question from our 
own limited point of view ; do not let us look 
at the book trade of the country through the 
narrow focus of Chicago, or Detroit, or St. 
Louis, or New-York, or Boston, but let us look 
at it as a whole. It is not a publishers' move- 
ment ; it is not a jobbers' movement ; nor is it 
a dealers' movement ; but it is our movement ! 
And because it is ours, let us continue to main- 
tain this spirit of magnanimity, this spirit of 
manly foresight, which will enable each one of 
us to bring into our deliberations not an ele- 
ment of discord, but an element of harmony, so 
that we shall forward the whole movement, and 
go from this place to carry it to a swift conclu- 
sion. One word more and I am done. You 
will remember when Commodore Perry fought 
the battle of Lake Erie — a hotly contested bat- 
tle — that he was obliged to shift his flag from 
the sinking Lawrence to the Niagara. And it 
was on the Niagara that he won the victory! 
[Long-continued applause.] 

The President's address closed amid a storm 
of applause ; after which the Constitution, 
resolutions of the Convention, and list of offi- 
cers were read by the Secretary, Mr. John H. 
Thomas, of Dayton, Ohio, as the minutes of 
the last meeting, and adopted as such. 

Committee Reports. 

The standing committees were then called 
upon for their reports. That of the Committee 
on Assemblies was presented by Mr. Isaac £. 
Sheldon, of New-York, chairman, who said he 
did not know what better or fuller report could 
be had from this committee than the assem- 
blage of this large and intelligent body of men 


The Niagara Fails Convention. [No. 184, J-uly 24, 1875, 

which we see here present, but went on to 
read the circular of the committee, given in 
the Publishers* Weekly of April 17th, 1875 
•(No. 170). A vote of thanks was then tendered 
to the committee for their admirable arrange- 
ments. The secretary of the committee, R. 
R. Bowker, of New- York, was then called upon 
by the Chair in some pleasant remarks, to 
complete the report, and he stated that before 
the committee left New- York, 250 certificates 
had been issued to those intending to be pre- 
sent, including all the leading houses of the 
country — at any rate, all the leading publishers 
and jobbers ; " and if there are any of those 
leading houses not represented here, it is be- 
cause some special reason intervenes to pre- 
vent their being here. The breadth of this 
movement and the Association itself is best 
shown by the fact that those two hundred and 
fifty names are of representatives from twenty- 
seven different States. That is a showing which, 
for eighteen months' work, is something that the 
Association may well be proud of." The speaker, 
after reading some notices from the committee, 
stating that the headquarters of the Association 
would be at the reading-room in the Interna- 
tional Hotel, where a register would be found, 
etc., tendered the thanks of the committee to 
. Mr. Martin Taylor, of Buffalo, to whose, inde- 
fatigable exertions a great share of the comfort 
and convenience under which the Convention 
was meeting were due ; and to Mr. W. C. 
Gould, of the Erie Railway ; and spoke also of 
Mr. A. C. Barnes' work in completing the 
local arrangements, for which he had come to 
Niagara the preceding week. 

The Committee on Arbitration then reported 
through George Remsen, of Philadelphia, in 
the absence of the chairman, Robert Clarke, 
of Cincinnati, that no complaints had been 
brought before that committee, and conse- 
quently it had no report to make. 

The Committee on Finance, through S. T. 
Bowen, of Indianapolis, chairman, stated that 
it was not yet prepared to report. 

The Committee on Book Fair being called 
upon, Isaac E. Sheldon, of New- York, in the 
absence of William H. Appleton, chairman, read 
the report as printed in the Publishers' Week- 
ly of February 6th, 1875 (No. 160). The report 
was adopted. 

Reports of Local Trade. 

The President then stated that reports from 
auxiliary associations and as to local trade 
would be in order. He called upon Mr. A. C. 
Barnes, President of the Central Booksellers' 
Association, of the Eastern and Middle States, 
to report for that organization. 


Mr. Barnes then spoke as follows : 
Gentlemen : I have the honor, as your Presi- 
dent has informed you, to represent in this Con- 
vention the Central Booksellers' Association of 
New-York and neighboring cities. This asso- 
ciation has found its mission in the necessity 
that seemed to exist, after the adjournment last 
summer, for some working force at the head- 
quarters of the publishers, to carry into effect 
the wise measures that were determined upon 
at Put-in Bay. Its modest birth took place on 
the nth of September, 1874, and within its fold 
-;re speedily gathered many of those well- 
~>ning particles that would otherwise have 

floated aimlessly apart during the long inter- 
val between the meetings of the General As- 
sociation, but which form when concentrated a 
nucleus of sufficient strength and tenacity to 
withstand or resist a very strong pressure. 
The original purpose of its founders was a 
fixing of the scale of discounts for jobbers, 
but it was soon found that it would be useless 
to trim or train the branches until the stock had 
become firmly planted. And so all thoughts 
and efforts became concentrated upon the now 
famous " 20 per cent rule." With this mighty 
problem we have struggled manfully, and ex- 
pect your reasonable applause for the fair 
degree of success that has been reported from 
time to time in the columns of the Publishers' 
Weekly, and which we have the honor to re- 
port to-day in person. [Applause.] 

The achievements of the Central Association 
may be enumerated under three heads : First, 
the alliance of a number of publishers — for pub- 
lishers who are also jobbers constitute most of 
our membership — in the interests of the trade 
at large. It may suffice in this connection to 
quote the title of our association ; namely, 
44 The Central Booksellers' Association, Auxi- 
liary to the American Book Trade Associa- 
tion," and to read perhaps the first article of the 
constitution, giving you an idea of our org a 
nization and its purpose, modestly expressed : 

The Book Publishers and Dealers in Books of New-York 
and neighboring cities being desirous of promoting a better 
acquaintance and understanding between their respective 
branches of the trade, and to establish sound, and, as far as 
possible, uniform methods of conducting business, do here- 
by associate themselves under the name of the "Central 
Booksellers' Association." 

Our second claim to your attention is the 
action of the Publishers' Board of Trade, 
brought about by our direct solicitation, an 
action the importance of which I can scarcel3' 
overstate or you overestimate. At their meet- 
ing, on the 28th of October, a committee of 
our association consisting of Messrs. Lee. 
Cushing, Randolph, Bragg, and others, waited 
upon the board, and by their persuasive elo- 
quence so won their way to the hearts of those 
stern sentinels who control the supply of books 
from the fountain-head, that, although they 
had previously refused to consider such a thing/ 
when proposed by one of their own members, 
in this instance they gracefully and gracious- 
ly passed a resolution adopting substantially, 
the 20 per cent rule of this Association. The 
publishers, you know, are men who mean busi- 
ness ; and when such a law went upon their 
statute-books, a moral and an actual force was 
brought to bear at once, that would go far by 
itself to carry this reform to a successful con- 

Thirdly, we have occupied ourselves in ob- 
taining the signatures of the trade to the 20 
per cent rule. This was accomplished by an 
actual canvass, under the auspices of the Cen- 
tral Association. The result was 37 names in 
Boston, 47 in New- York, 49 in Philadelphia, 
and a scattering from other places — 157 in all. 
[Applause.] This includes the entire important 
trade in the great Eastern cities, with the 
eminent exception of our esteemed, but in 
this matter very reluctant friends of Philadel - 
phia. [A voice : '* Name !" Mr. Barnes : " No ! 
no names."] By delegations, and by written 
appeal and protest, we have labored with 
these gentlemen ; but all in vain. We piped 
to them, but they utterly refused to dance to 

Ak 184, July 24, 1875.] " The Publishers' Weekly. 


any tune that we could play them. [Applause 
and laughter.] They would not listen to the 
voice of the charmer, though he charmed never 
so wisely. 

It was my purpose to read at this time the 
correspondence which took place between this 
bouse and the representatives of the associa- 
tion ; but a very recent event, to which 1 shall 
allude again, renders this quite unnecessary. 
I will not, however, mention it at this stage of 
my remarks. 

It is due, however, to the officers and mem- 
bers of the Central Association, in order that 
some features of their action may be explained, 
which perhaps did not give entire satisfaction 
to the trade, that . I should give you a brief 
review of this correspondence. The first let- 
ters, as you may remember, followed at once 
on the circulation of the paper for signatures, 
and, on the part of the house referred to, 
evinced such a determination to decline co- 
operation with us, that for the time being we 
concluded it was better to allow the matter to 
rest, and wait for the effect of the published 
correspondence on the country. A volley of 
rumors came first from different sections, that 
the trade were not only interested, but aroused 
and active, and this feeling increased in voice 
and volume, while our most efficient ally, the 
Weekly, kept hammering away at the centre. 
The first effect of this steady bombardment 
was a flag of truce to afford our friends an 
opportunity to rise and explain — which they 
did as well as, under the circumstances of the 
case, they could be expected to do — and the 
trade listened respectfully to their documents, 
but there was no "let-up" A resistless 
force was then exerted that should teach us to 
appreciate the power of this great bookselling 
guild, when acting intelligently, temperately, 
and in concert. Under this influence, or pres- 
sure, or whatever you may please to call it, the 
enigma presently took on a new and apparently 
more satisfactory phase, in the form of the cele- 
brated " advanced position" letter, which for a 
time threw consternation into our ranks. 

This document was regarded with a variety 
of sentiments by those who attempted to analyze 
it. It was certainly a bold leap from the policy 
that had been characterized at one of our meet- 
ings as like chopping a dog's tail off by inches, 
so as not to hurt him to the one now proposed of 
amputating it suddenly just behind the ears. 
The enthusiasts of our number, who look 
upon every step of progress as a tedious and un- 
necessary measure toward this very end, were in 
favor of accepting the proposition as it stood ; 
hut the more prudent foresaw its practical diffi- 
culties and counseled caution. Could it be pos- 
sible that our fellow tradesmen of the simple- 
minded city of brotherly love were intent upon 
dividing our counsels by leading a more 
brilliant but utterly impracticable movement ? 
Wouldn't the entire trade believe in their sin- 
cerity, and applaud to the echo, while the lately 
waning tide of favor extended to the house 
would react in a flood of grateful patronage ? 
If so, it was a bold move in the game of diplo- 
macy, and entitled to our respectful admira- 

The manoeuvres practiced in this contest 
would form a worthy theme for another first book 
of the vEneid. and our poet-president ought to 
write it. Finding their power would not avail 
against the walls of brotherhood growing daily 

stronger before their eyes, the modern Danaans 
resorted to stratagem. Like their prototypes, 
they built a wooden horse, dedicated ittothegod- 
dess of reform, and lelt it on the plains of Troy. 
Eyeing this object from our citadel, and admir- 
I ing its fair proportions, we were sorely tempted 
; to repeat the great mistake of heroic history, 
and draw the portentous effigy within our 
gates. But Laocoon, whose modern name is 
Randolph, predicted a stratagem, and it was he 
who cried, " Timeo Da news et dona ff rentes /' and 
inasmuch as no serpents appeared from the sea 
to punish him for impiety, we took his advice, 
and contenting ourselves with nailing a con- 
ditional acceptance of the gift to the wooden 
ribs of the monster, we retired to await the re- 
sult. In the silent watches of the night, when 
the imprisoned warriors ventured to peer 
from their place of concealment, expecting to find 
our sleeping city beneath their feet, behold they 
were still in the midst of the barren plain, and 
nothing within reach but our agreement to ac- 
cept their horse, if they would first help us to 
manage our own pony. [Loud applause.] We 
judge this was not satisfactory, for their reply 
was little more than a brief acknowledgment 
of the receipt of the letter, and so the correspon- 
dence closed. 

But this was not the end. The last feather 
that was needed to complete our plumes of 
triumph has been added within a very few days. 
I have the pleasure to announce to the Con- 
vention that the only prominent house in the 
United States that declined the twenty per 
cent rule, has voluntarily and without condition 
joined the A. B. T. A. That they are heartily 
welcomed I do not need to assure them or re- 
mind the Convention. [Loud and continued 

This, I believe, checks off the last item on the 
book of engagements of the Central Book 
sellers' Association, and we are now ready for 
fresh enterprises. We are still a vital power, 
and feel within ourselves % an undiminished 
capacity to serve you in the future. While the 
main body lies inert, except during these sum- 
mer months, the strong right arm trusts not to 
forget its cunning, and to wield steadily its 
sledge-hammer throughout the entire year, 
welding the rivets until the whole armor shall 
be complete by which the young giant nursing 
here shall become invulnerable in repose, ir- 
resistible in action. 


Mr. E. L. Jansen, of Chicago, being called 
upon to report for his section, then said : 

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the 
Trade: I came here, not to furnish any report 
of our association, as I am not one of the ac- 
tive officers, but merely a member, expecting 
to find our president, vice-president, and sec- 
retary here by this time. I am not delegated 
by them to make any remarks, but as I am 
called upon to state the workings of our asso- 
ciation there, I can' simply say that we have had 
the utmost harmony and good feeling, and have 
experienced but very little trouble in our rates 
of discount, in selling to the trade, the libra- 
ries, or the private book-buyers. There has 
been no variation yet, to my knowledge, among 
the jobbers of the city of Chicago during the 
past year. We went home from Put-in Bay 
determined to stick to our charge. The rates 
of discount in every instance, as far as I know, 



The Niagara Falls Convention. [No. 184, July 24, 187$. 

have been maintained to the letter and to the 
spirit. So far as the library trade has been con- 
cerned, we have lost a great portion of that. 
We are unable to say where it has gone, but all 
the libraries that have been purchasing books 
in Chicago have paid their twenty per cent dis- 
count to the dealers. So far as retail prices 
are concerned, we have experienced some 
trouble ; but so far as the larger dealers have 
conducted their business, I think, in nine cases 
out of ten, the full retail price has been ob- 
tained. Of course, in a city of our size, there 
are many small dealers around public schools. 
Small bookstores that furnish the school chil- 
dren in distant portions of the city have, I 
think, been selling a great many school-books 
at lower than retail prices ; but so far as large 
dealers are concerned, the respectable houses 
have maintained full retail prices to all outside 
buyers. We have a number of customers who 
buy from year to year several hundred dollars' 
worth of books, who had been in the habit, pre- 
vious to the Put-in Bay Convention, of getting 
30 and 33^, and some even 40 off; but since 
then we find our customers are willing to pay 
20 per cent, and think it is a good thing, and 
have sustained us to a surprising extent. 

The new books are retailed at full retail 
prices, and in the case of Webster's Dictionary, 
to which the President alluded, we sell at 
twelve dollars. Some sell at ten, but our larger 
houses have been selling for twelve. We are 
satisfied that our sales have been as large as in 
any previous year, and our profits proportion- 
ately larger. We have no reason to wish to 
go back on this arrangement at all, but shall 
stand by it as long as the trade lasts. 


Mr. Cushing, of Baltimore, then addressed 
the Association, as follows : 

Mr. President : For Baltimore there is not 
a great deal to say.. But the bulk of our trade 
there formed a local association, of which they 
did me the honor to make me president ; and 
they all agreed, when they joined that, to keep 
the 20 per cent rule adopted by the Booksel- 
lers' Central Association. We had some diffi- 
culty when we first began. Teachers who had 
been buying at 25 and 30 thought it was hard 
that their discount should be reduced ; but 
when they find out they are buying as low 
as other teachers, and that no one else in town 
would sell them better than the dealer they 
were accustomed to go to, they acquiesced 
willingly. The most difficulty appeared first 
with the library trade, We have suffered most 
by libraries leaving us, and some by private 
dealers leaving us. We do not know where 
they go. Certainly not to the North or East, 
and we know certainly they can not go to the 

When each bookseller has made up his 
mind to get fair prices for his goods, and stand 
an equal chance with the library and dealer, and 
if it is no more than a just price, and when all 
over the country the sellers everywhere main- 
tain the retail prices, then we, in common with 
the rest of the community, will do our home 
trade with satisfaction and profit. We have one 
instance that is very troublesome to us — one 
who advertises to always retail at wholesale 
prices. But this case with us, as in similar 
cases in your city, will be so dealt with by your 

Convention that it will not be expedient for the 
parties to continue such a disreputable prac- 
tice. All else I have to say has been far better 
expressed by the President of the Association, 
of which I may say we are almost the tail end, 
as we are at almost the southern point ; and I 
have no doubt that all of us who have come, 
and those who have not come, who are detained 
by family afflictions, will continue our labors to 
protect ourselves in the future. 


Mr. H. H. West, of Milwaukee, then spoke 
as follows : 

Mr. President and Gentlemen : I have not 
even a scrap of report, and it had not entered 
my head, until I saw others making a report, 
that I should be called upon at all. And yet, 
having been unwittingly brought before you, I 
hardly feel like taking my seat without saying 
something, whatever it may be, or whatever it 
may amount to. One year ago, in consequence 
of circulars which I received calling the Con- 
vention at Put-in Bay, I felt, in reviewing my 
own business and getting at the results of each 
year, that they were so unsatisfactory that some- 
thing, must be done. What was to be done, 
was the question. I did not hesitate a mo- 
ment as to whether it was best to go to 
Put-in Bay or not. I thought perhaps that 
might solve the question what could be done ; 
and I gathered then the spirit which many of yo\i 
did, and carrying it home with me, I made it 
my business first to wait upon my competitor, 
Mr. Harger, who is here to-day, and inform him 
of the results of that convention. He at once 
became infused, to my surprise and to my joy, 
with the same spirit that 1 thought I had car- 
ried with me. He very readily signed the 
agreement of the Western Booksellers' Asso- 
ciation, and became a member of it, and has 
done a great deal to carry out to the letter 
every thing in that article of agreement. And 
I can say, of our own city, that it has resulted 
in good, not only to the jobbing trade but to 
the retailer. 

We organized an association among ourselves 
immediately ; we had some little friction to be- 
gin with, as all associations of that kind do, 
but when we came to show them that it was 
not the interest of the jobber only that we 
sought, but that it was for the interest of the re- 
tailer as well that some understanding should 
be arrived at whereby we could know what to 
ask for books, then they seemed very ready to 
fall in, and we formed an association, the' re- 
sults of which have been very satisfactory. 

Only two or three days before I left home I 
called on two .or three of the retail dealers, and 
asked them what was their opinion as to the 
getting up of that association ; they said, " By 
all means let us sustain it." One said, ** Before 
this organization a man would come into my 
store, pick up a book, and say, * What is the 
price of that hook ? ' and I would hem and haw 
a little, and say, ' What price have you been 
offered it for ? ' You dared not ask the retail 
price, for the man would say, * I can buy it for 
25 or 30 per cent less.' " But we have no diffi- 
culty now whatever ; when a man comes in and 
asks the price of a book, it is the retail price ; 
and I believe that with proper pluck and per- 
severance on the part of those in the country 
towns they can form the proper associations, and 

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do those things that are necessary for the pro- 
tection of the dealers through the country. 

But there are some difficulties, and even now 
we hear murrau rings that some are not going to 
keep it up. I believe there is moral power 
and force enough in this Convention to compel 
these men, whatever may be their positions, to 
continue their connection and association with 
us. If there is not power in the booksellers 
themselves, then we must appeal to the publish- 
ers to help us. It is certainly' to their interest 
to help us. We do not ask you to undergo any 
arbitrary loss to help us, but you can unite 
as to one or two to form a moral power which 
they can not resist. I think we must commence 
the business of this Convention with the deter- 
mination that all that has been done must be 
maintained, and all that can be done to promote 
what is necessary for our good shall be done. 


' The President then called for Mr. W. D. 
Baker, of St. Louis, who spoke as follows : 

Mr. President : I am sorry to say I can not 
say as much in favor of St. Louis as the gen- 
tleman who preceded me. Upon my return 
home I called upon the members of the trade, 
and they all acquiesced in the expediency of 
making this arrangement, I was the only 
member from St. Louis who was present at the 
Put-in Bay Convention. I am glad to see that 
the St. Louis trade is more fully represented to- 
day. The members have engaged, in St. Louis, 
to adhere to the Put-in Bay Convention rules, 
and with one exception they have faithfully and 
readily adhered to them. There has been some 
clashing, of course, between individual houses, 
but what one has lost the other has gained. 
There may have been some flagrant violation of 
the rules by one particular house, and I cer- 
tainly think that for the support of the members 
of the American Book Trade Association re- 
siding in St. Louis, some definite action should 
be taken, so that any house violating its rules 
should pay some penalty for the violation ; and 
if members offer to supply books at larger dis- 
counts there should be certainly some moral or 
other force used, so that they shall abide by the 
rules. I should hate to see the efforts of the 
Association fall through, but yet it would be 
suicidal to remain a member of an association 
that is not able to protect its members. 


The President then called upon Mr. Geo. E. 
Stevens, of Cincinnati, who said : 

Mr. President : In our city it has been very 
much as has been reported from other Western 
cities. The action of the Convention has been 
of decided benefit to the dealer, both retailer 
and jobber, so far as I know. Not all the 
houses in Cincinnati identified themselves with 
the Association, but in the main their action has 
been governed, I think with one exception, by 
the rules of the Convention. We have had but 
very lit:le trouble ; the main difficulty has been 
with medical works, which have been sold un- 
der the regular prices. There is one library 
that expends $20,000 for books, but so far as I 
know the prices have been mainly upon the 
basis of the American Book Trade Association. 
The Mercantile Library gets its books at 20 per 
cent discount and no more. The ministers and 

teachers get their books, if not at retail prices, 
certainly in no case, as far as my knowledge 
goes (outside of the religious societies), at less 
than the Convention prices. I hope the action of 
this Convention will be perpetuated, that there 
will be no more letting up, that we take even 
more advanced ground than we did at Put-in 
Bay. Cincinnati had the honor of initiating 
this movement, and it will be the last to go back 
on the reform. 

I have taken pains to get information from 
the retail dealers in our State and section. The 
uniform testimony is that the Convention has 
been a help to them to enlarge the volume of 
their business and to increase the percentage 
of its profits, and I think the retailers here 
to-day owe a great deal to the action taken at 
Put-in Bay. And I hope the retailers here and 
of the whole country will sever in their mind 
any connection of the jobbers with this 
Convention. Some booksellers accused the 
convention at Put-in Bay of conspiring against 
them. That had nothing to do with the action 
of the convention, and whatever the position of 
the retailers of the country is to-day, I hope 
they will recognize the services which the con- 
vention at Put-in Bay did to the entire retail 
trade of the United States. It is certainly a 
matter of immense benefit to the jobbers, and 
in many respects to the entire trade. 


The President next called upon Mr. McNie, 
of Winona, who spoke as follows : 

Mr. President : fhe reform at Winona com- 
menced some time ago. We have had but one 
difficulty in our place. A certain house at 
Chicago furnishes books at 30 per cent off, 
which has been patronized to some extent out- 
side of the trade. The experience related by 
other gentlemen of the West applies equally to 
our own city, and I can only express the hope 
that the Convention will take such action as 
will be certain to continue the good work. 

The President then said : As we want to 
get free discussion on all these points, and the 
time is slipping by, we will have the report of 
the Executive Committee, and then adjourn 
until to-morrow, using up our leisure time in 
this kind of discussion. I think this must 
have struck you in every report that has been 
made to us to-day — there have been statements 
that in this respect or in that respect there was 
a failure to obtain all that was sought for ; but 
in the main every man has said that there was 
progress made, and the booksellers were better 
off for the movement. 

The President next called for the report of 
the Executive Committee, which was presented 
hy Joseph M. Cushing, of Baltimore, in behalf 
of the chairman, William Lee, of Boston. 

This report covered the main points after- 
wards reported to the house by the Committee 
of Thirty, for which the report provided, and 
these will be found in their proper places. 

On motion, the report was accepted, and the 
Convention proceeded to the discussion of its 
recommendations. Mr. Sheldon said : On 
account of the very great importance of the 
report just presented, and as this has been the 
first thing done to-day looking toward the 
future — for we have now got to the real kernel of 
this matter : What are we going to do with the 
future ? — I would suggest that this report be 


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made the special order for to-morrow, and that 
this Convention adjourn to that hour. 

On motion, the last clause of the report, 
providing for a Committee of Thirty on the 
affairs of the trade, was adopted, and the Presi- 
dent appointed the following as such commit- 
tee : 

Committee of Thirty. 

William Lee, of Lee & Shepard, Boston, 

C. S. Bragg, of Wilson, Hinkle & Co., Cin- 

W. D. Baker, of Gray, Baker & Co., St. Louis. 

Joseph M. Cushing, of Cushings A & Bailey, 

Martin Taylor, Buffalo. / 

Joseph Knight, of H. B. Nims & Co., Troy, N. Y. 

A.C. Barnes, of A. S. Barnes & Co., New-York. 

George Wood, of J. B. Lippincott & Co., Phi- 

Isaac E. Sheldon, of Sheldon & Co., New- York. 

W. S. Appleton, of D. Appleton & Co., New- 

A. F. Payne, of Payne, Holden & Co., Day- 
ton, O. 

George H. Smith, of E. B. Smith & Co., Detroit. 

E. L. Jansen, of Jansen, McClurg & Co., Chi- 

W. A. Ingham, of Ingham, Clarke & Co., 
Cleveland, O. 

W. H. Watson, Aurora, Illinois. 

George B. Brown, of Brown & Faunce, Tole- 
do, O. 

W. H Gross, of Brown & Gross, Hartford, Ct. 

John H. Thomas, of John H. Thomas & Co., 
Dayton, O. 

B. H. Ticknor, of James R. Osgood & Co., 
Boston. • 

T. W. Deland, of Little, Brown & Co., Boston. 
James S. Baker, of Baker, Pratt & Co., New- 
S. T. Bowen, of Bowen, Stewart & Co., India- 
napolis, Ind. 
A. Palmer, of Palmer Brothers, Dubuque, Iowa. 
E. C. Eastman, Concord, N. H. 
George E. Stevens, of George E. Stevens & 

Co., Cincinnati. 
Wesley Jones, Burlington, Iowa. 
Charles A. Clapp, of E. P. Dutton & Co., New- 

[There seems to have been 10 per cent dis- 
count on this committee ; we find but 27 names. 

On motion, the officers of the Association 
were added to the committee, and the Presi- 
dent then appointed Mr. F. W. Christern, of 
New-York, on the committee — to take the place 
of Mr. James S. Baker, Corresponding Secre- 
tary, who became a member ex officio — in some 
remarks complimentary to Mr. Christern, which 
called forth general applause. The Convention 
then adjourned to Wednesday, at 10 o'clock 


Second Session — Wednesday Morning. 

President Randolph called the Convention 
to order shortly after ten. stating that the Com- 
mittee of Thirty reported progress, and would 
present their report later. 

An Experience Meeting. 

The minutes were read and approved, when the 
President called upon the Convention to hold an 
"experience meeting" — he did not know of any 

who had had more varied experience than some 
of the brethren in the trade. He called upon Mr. 
George S. McGinnis, of Princeton, N. J., who 
had the experience of a collegiate town, to 
come forward and give a little talk. 


Mr. McGinnis, after saying that he came 
from a place where it had always been his lot 
to hear and not to speak, continued : 
' I have been in the book business nearly 
thirty years, commencing in the village of 
Princeton, where we have had more or less 
ups and downs. I came there under circum- 
stances in which my friends told me it would 
be difficult to succeed. Many tried it for a 
little while, and left ; but I made up my mind 
when I came that, as I had nothing to lose 
and every thing to gain, I should try my hand 
there. I found that we had some six or seven 
itinerant booksellers who were in the business, 
and I suppose they had from one to twenty 
prices. Occasionally, a professor would come 
in to get the lowest discount, tap me on the 
shoulder, and say, " Very glad to see you ! 
Hope you will sell in such a way that we can 
sustain you." Said they were in the habit of 
getting from 30 to 50 per cent off, and if I 
could do as well as that, or perhaps five per 
cent better, they would encourage me. I did 
the best I could. One would come in and 
want a book at a certain price. I would have 
to sell him at 40 per cent, and another five per 
cent lower, and in that way had fifteen or 
twenty different prices. They would come in 
and inquire the price of a new book ; then I 
was in trouble. I would have to take them 
one side, or I was very busy, or had some 
order to get out, and as I could see them 
individually, I would have a price for this one 
and for that one, and in that way t was able to 
sell a few books. 

Each bookseller had a different price, and 
they would stand it for three, or four, or five 
months, and would waut to sell out. I would 
buy out a bookstore, and where I bought 
one out, there would two or three come in. 
One would come and start a college bookstore, 
and we had one or two agents from New-York 
to start a bookstore, and after going two or 
three months they would want to sell out, and 
I was foolish enough to buy them out. Then 
two or three more would come — and that has- 
been my experience for the last twenty-five 
years. A young man would make a start and 
undersell me, who had some credit in New- 
York. Some publisher would pat him on the 
shoulder, and say, " Go on and make your 
fortune ;" and by and by a representative of the 
house would come out after one of these young 
men, who had $600 or $800 unpaid, and would 
ask if I could tell them how to get it. I asked 
why they sold, and they said thev had every 
assurance they would succeed. Some -would 
compromise for fifty cents on a dollar. A bro- 
ken-down minister would occasionally come, 
and he would start a bookstore. Then, in the 
theological seminary they would have a meet- 
ing, and make out a list of books, and send to 
different publishers — five or ten copies from 
each publisher, where they would sell the 
cheapest ; and when they could get lower 
prices they would buy ot the minister, and in 
that way they secured their books at half off. 
Occasionally we have had a bookseller from 

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the city start in and sell at 25 or 30 per cent 

In one way and another we have kept along, 
but I must confess we are getting somewhat 
tired of it ; and when this Convention was 
started at Put-in Bay, although it was a small 
matter, I felt considerable interest in it, and 
hoped it would succeed. It has been like a 
ball of snow, rolling up larger and larger, and 
now we have the results of it ; and as we have 
begun, I hope we will roll up this ball, and the 
time will come when we have one price — and 
by that time I shall be ready to go out of the 
business ! They have attempted to drive me 
out, but I am not willing to be driven out. I 
can only be coaxed out. If the publishers will 
sustain this manner of doing business, I think 
we can have business done on a different basis. 
I have had my ups and downs, and been 
obliged to put everything into my bookstore — 
a gallon of vinegar, rolls of wall-paper, ready- 
made clothing, and no matter what, determined 
not to go out of the book business, and to make 
a living. I am getting old in the service, but 
have some energy left, and still hope to con- 
tinue. [Applause.] 

The President said : 

There was on one occasion a man of con- 
siderable means who helped his nephews 
to go into business. The old gentleman felt 
an interest in the concern, and occasionally 
called in to ask how they were getting on. 
"Boys," he said, "how does the thing go?" 
The reply was, " Well, uncle, we don't make a 
great deal of money, but we have lots of fun." 
That is the way with Brother McGinnis. He 
has not made a great deal of money, but he 
has had a little fun in buying out other book- 
sellers in Princeton. [Applause.] 


Rev. J. M. Arnold, of Detroit, Mich., being 
called to the platform, said : 

Gentlemen : I feel that I have no right to 
come upon the platform, or to speak in the 
presence of such men as Mr. McGinnis. I have 
been a bookseller only about ten years, though 
I have had an account with Messrs. Harper for 
thirty years. I am not the broken-down minis- 
ter to which Mr. McGinnis has alluded ; I went 
from as good an appointment as the Methodist 
Church has to offer in Michigan into the book 
business on the advice of friends who said I 
had ability in that direction. So in the third 
story of a building, in a room about twelve feet 
square, nine years ago, I commenced the book 
business, without any capital except the good 
will of numerous friends, and have continued 
to this time. I have come slowly to the princi- 
ple which underlies this movement. It has 
been a slow tbing for me to apprehend that it 
was the best way to stick to one price in the 
sale of books. Mv generosity has led me to 
give a man something ; it gives me a greater 
pleasure to sell a man a book for a dollar, and 
make ten cents, than to sell for a dollar and a half 
and make sixty cents. I am not in the book busi- 
ness to make money, and therefore have got 
along perhaps comfortably. 

We have been trying your plan for the last sea- 
son. We met in Detroit, and for ourselves* 
adopted the 20 per cent rule, and have adhered to 
it without any exception ; all the dealers there, I 
think, have kept the faith. We have wondered 

where the Sabbath-school library trade had gone, 
but we have held out and stuck to our prices. I 
was surprised to learn that other places were giv- 
ing 25 per cent, while innocent men behind the 
times were sticking to the 20 per cent rule in 
Michigan. It is hardly fair to us, or dealers 
anywhere, that such a state of things exists ; but 
I have this consolation — I have made more 
money as it is than any other way. I have done 
a trifle more business, and it has paid me 10 
per cent better than any other year by my adher- 
ence to the 20 per cent rule. The public libra- 
ries used to buy books at 40 off; they come in 
now and pay for books at 20 percent discount, 
and there are no words about it, though the 
State library has gone into the jockeying busi- 
ness. There is one man in New- York that 
hurts me more than any thing else. Mr. 

is as well known in Michigan as I am, 

especially in the religious book trade. He is 
known to sell at almost any price. If there is 
no means of curtailing such underselling, this 
reform is impracticable. The question is how 
we can reach the Philistines and guerillas, and 
I hope this Convention will work out that 

The President said : " We should like Jto go 
further West and South, and hear from Mr. 
Sturgis, of Tennessee." There being no re- 
sponse, Mr. Randolph told a story of a distin- 
guished D.D. who declined several times to 
speak at a devotional meeting, whereupon the 
leader of the meeting got a little nettled and 
said, "Dr. So and So, have you no experi- 
ence ?' " Well," he said, " none to brag of." 
I suppose we have none to brag of, but, I sup- , 
pose we may just talk it out until Mr. Sturgis 
comes. We will hear from Mr. D. H. Davis, of 
Cold water, Michigan. 


Mr. Davis said he had not come charged with 
a speech, but he had had an experience of some 
fifteen years. Of late years the business had 
been rapidly demoralized. He would say 
frankly that he thought the selling of books by 
publishers at less than their own prices was an 
outrage. If the books are sold, they must 
come from them first. If a man calls on me for 
a book from Harpers, or Barnes, or Ivison, the 
books must come from them — they must have 
advantage of the sale somewhere ; and this idea 
that they 'must retail them and undersell retail 
dealers, I say is an outrage and an injustice. The 
book trade is becoming a very precarious busi- 
ness, an unsafe business. My idea is that the 
professional discount must be broken up en- 
tirely. I see no reason why the minister, who 
is generally well paid, the lawyer, the doctor, 
the teacher, should go into a bookstore and get 
his 20 per cent off, while a laboring man goes 
in, who gets only his dollar a day, and pays full 
price. Is there any justice in it? [Applause] 

I have been a teacher, but if I were a teacher 
again I should not claim it. When I go to buy 
goods I say, " Put on a good price, and I am 
willing to pay it ; I don't want to screw you 
down ; you are subjected to various kinds of 
expenses — your store rent, fuel, tax, postage, 
freight, expressage, and other items — perhaps 15 
per cent on your sales. Can you afford to 
do all this business for nothing." I have 
thought the retail prices might be reduced, 
but I do not know as they can be. I think 
it was argued by Mr. Sheldon and other 


The Niagara Falls Cotwention. [No. 184, July 24, 1875, 

publishers that they could not be reduced ; 
that they did not make but 10 per cent, which 
we can not call unreasonable. But it does seem 
as though school-books were high. I would 
say then, rather than practice this system of dis- 
count, reduce the retail price of books 10 or 20 
per cent, and then reduce discount to the deal- 
ers, and let us have a uniform price. I had 
rather depend on 10 per cent, and have it sure, 
than to depend on 25 or one third or 50, and have 
it uncertain, as it has been for a few years past. 
[Applause.] Gentlemen, I congratulate you 
upon this happy gathering and pleasant exer- 
cises. We have thus far brilliant prospects be- 
fore us, and I hope we shall all live to see the 
book trade established upon the basis of jus- 
tice, upon the basis of uniformity. 


The President then said : More than forty 
years ago, in the city of New-York, when I was 
a mere lad, there was a member of the book 
trade some ten years my senior, whose name, 
whose face, whose reputation, comes back to 
me, recalled at this moment by a face which I 
see in this assembly. And concerning that 
man, I remember when I was a boy that for me 
he had always a kind and generous word. I 
remember to have followed him in his career 
when he passed from this establishment, where 
I first knew him, to enter into business on his 
own account. He — and I say it deliberately — 
he, more than any other man in the trade, took 
by the hand the American author and devel- 
oped American literature. [Applause.] No 
• other man in the trade, gentlemen, did more 
than he. Of no other man can it be so widely 
and truly said, He labored, and other men 
entered into his labors. He passed from us a 
few years ago, and left a name behind him that 
shall never be darkened ; and to-day he is wor- 
thily represented here upon this floor in his 
son, whom I now call upon to address you — 
Mr. Putnam, of New- York. [Long and: con- 
tinued applause.] 

Mr. George Haven Putnam took the plat- 
form, and said : 

Mr. President and Gentlemen : I feel very 
deeply these, to me, unexpected kind words 
with reference to my father, and I wish very 
much that my father were here today to repre- 
sent his house. Although I represent one of 
the older houses, I am one of the younger 
among you. My experience covers a few 
years, and that experience, varied in many 
ways, has still, in many ways, made me proud 
of the trade to which I have the honor to be- 
long. It seems to me there are, in many re- 
spects, deep responsibilities that rest upon us 
who have to do with the making and selling of 
books, and that we share, in a great measure, 
not only the responsibility, but the returns that 
are considered to belong only to the so-called 
professions. The book-publisher and book- 
seller who feels the importance of his trade 
upon him is a professional man, and the diffe- 
rence between the two is : the one puts a cer- 
tain amount of thought into his work, other 
than the moneyed result ; while a trader has 
only to do with the moneyed result. The pub- 
lisher who understands the influence he has in 
fitting out the library is, in the right sense of 
the word, a professional man. 

At the same time, in considering now the 
complicated questions of trade arrangement 
that come before us, I think we are liable to be 
misled by this difference, so apparent to our- 
selves, between books and other things that 
are sold. We must not forget that they are 
governed by the same laws that govern other 
merchandise. 9 It has been brought before me 
from day to day, as it doubtless has. before 
others of you in talking to your own customers, 
that those who are not in the trade have the 
idea in their mind mat books are merchan- 
dise, and are bought the same as other mer- 
chandise, and, in buying them, you buy them 
on the same basis as any thing else. 

Our house stands fully committed to the 
principles of this reform. There has been no 
question among us as to the desirability of the 
plan when carried out. But coming in contact 
with a certain class of customers, more espe- 
cially committees of libraries, we find we have 
something to do to fully explain to these gen- 
tlemen. They say, " You are trying to get a 
corner in the market of books ;" they class it 
in with the " corner" in Erie or Northwestern. 
We have to make these matters clear to these 
gentlemen. These committees are appointed 
1 often by men who have but little to do with 
books. They go to buy books the same as 
they did the lumber or brick of which the li- 
brary is made. They do not see why any limi- 
tation should be put upon them, and they are 
quick to catch the idea that you are not deal- 
ing with full frankness with them. As a trade 
guild, we must be able to enter into certain ar- 
rangements that shall be of advantage to the 
trade ; and still we have got to bear in mind * 
the primary principle, that each man will, to a 
certain extent, do business in his own way. 
The only thing I wish to avoid is the making 
of restrictions that will do away with that prin- 
ciple of independence. I think the greatest 
misfortune will be to have restrictions we will 
not be able to hold to. That is one of the 
responsibilities that rest upon us. As to the 
desirable things we wish to accomplish, we 
have to watch close!y ; for any of the by-laws 
that are not fully upheld would be the loop- 
hole for getting out. It would be better to do a 
little less than a little more, for through the 
not doing of it, the whole thing would be vio- 

I have no question' about the work, and it is 
simply some of the details as to the restrictions 
and regulations which I have to consider very 
carefully. One of the questions to be dis- 
cussed before us is this matter of the pressure 
brought to bear upon firms inside or outside 
of the organizations, who will not hold to the 
restrictions we propose to organize ; and one of 
the difficulties of cutting these men off would 
be the certainty of their buying through second 
or third hands. Our professional men in New- 
York or Boston do not like to go to the publish- 
ers, and the only action we can take is in 
dealing with them directly. But there is noth- 
ing in the world to prevent them going to the 
distributing agencies — the American News 
Company, for instance, which is not repre- 
sented — at two or three per cent higher, and at 
the same time they would be out of the reacH 
of any action by this organization. Before we 
'bind ourselves to cut these off, we must con- 
sider whether we are able to do it ; we have to 
be very careful, and do what we can. I do not 

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think there is any class whose word can be so 
fully depended upon as our booksellers and 
publishers, and in framing these measures let 
us extend our influence among each other, and 
sustain our influence for good work in the 
community. [Applause.] 

The President asked leave to make a correc- 
tion: That the American News Company is 
represented by Mr. Chapman, who has brought 
in a number of the Booksellers* Guide, an admi- 
rable history of the whole movement, which 
we have been engaged in reading this morning. 
Mr. Barnes added that the American News 
Company not being represented by one of the 
managers is a delay for which they are not re- 
sponsible, and he thought this afternoon Mr. 
Farrelly will be here. The News Company is 
hampered by its organization somewhat ; but 
so far as the chief managers of the company 
are concerned, I am sure they are with us heart 
and soul. 

The President affirmed all that Mr. Barnes 
had said. 


Mr. D. Lothrop, of Boston, stated that last 
November all the trade of that city subscribed 
to the rule, but waited in vain for the expected 
telegram from Philadelphia. He believed that 
if the agreement had gone into effect, the en- 
tire trade would have carried it out faithfully. 
As it was, each one has been going on in his 
own way ever since. Our signature was worded 
in this way, at the request of some whom we 
desired to secure — that so soon as the work 
was completed, we would all observe this rule ; 
and that is the pit into which we have fallen. 
I think there is no city in the country that has 
suffered more, and is more thoroughly in ear- 
nest, than the city of Boston. Before being a 
publisher, 1 was for nearly twenty years a retail 
bookseller, and I do thoroughly sympathize 
with all the troubles and difficulties that the 
retail dealers are suffering under. I think that 
the united wisdom of this meeting may be able 
to solve the difficulty, and that better days are 
ahead. It is our duty in this matter to sink 
little personal difficulties, and, as Mr. Putnam 
has observed, whatever we do, to do surely, 
that the steps we take forward there shall be 
do need of retracing. That is one of the most 
essential things in our work, and I can assure 
you that Boston will be heartily with you, and 
will never take the back track. We have, I 
have no doubt, one or two booksellers among 
us that are doing as much mischief as any that 
have been reported in New- York or elsewhere. 
What may be the result among them, time will 
only tell ; but we have professions from them 
that they will be glad to see this reform 
carried out, and that they will unite with us in 
the effort. As a publisher, I would say that I 
think — I know — that our interests are entirely 
hound up with the retail dealer ; [applause] that 
our success is with them, or our failure will be 
with them. If they do not prosper, neither can 
we. They distribute books, and come in 
contact with the buyers, and can cultivate a 
taste for books in every community. They can 
exert an influence which we, as publishers, 
aeed ; and I, for one, desire to co-operafe with 
them. [Hearty applause.] 


Report or the Committee or Thirty. 

The President here announced that the Com- 
mittee of Thirty were prepared to report, and 

the Secretary would now read the resolutions 
as far as acted upon. The Secretary then read 
the resolutions, and, on motion, the report was 

I. Resolved, That none but members of this 
Association shall be allowed to participate in 
the Book Fair, either as sellers or buyers. 

II. Whereas, It is the unanimous and settled 
conviction of this Association that, unless its 
principles and resolutions are vigorously car- 
ried into effect, it will be impossible for honest 
booksellers longer to maintain themselves ; 
that the best and most enterprising booksellers 
will rapidly withdraw their capital from this 
business ; and that serious loss must come to 
publishers, as well as to the trade at large ; 

Believing that the time has come when, by a 
hearty co-operation of all branches of the trade, 
the final blow can be struck at the evils of 
underselling, and pledging ourselves faithfully 
to stand by each other in measures necessary 
to that result, we do most respectfully and yet 
most earnestly ask all the publishers and dealers 
of this country, as well as those from abroad, 
to sustain us in our position, by refusing to 
buy from, or sell to at better than 20 per cent 
discount, persons or firms adjudged by the 
Board of Arbitration of this Association, after 
investigation, to have violated the agreements 
of this Association already expressed, such 
refusal to continue until such underselling 
parties shall declare their willingness to abide 
by these agreements, and that we further solicit 
their membership. 

III. Resolved, That booksellers shall have the 
privilege of selling shelf-worn and unsalable 
books during the month of January at such 
prices as they may see fit, provided that such 
stock shall be selected from the good stock, 
placed on a table or counter by itself, and the 
price marked in plain figures. 

IV. Resolved, That the Executive Committee 
be instructed to prepare a petition to Congress, 
praying that body to restore the former rates 
of postage on books and printed matter, and 
present the same to the members of this Asso- 
ciation for signature. 

On motion, the first resolution reported by 
the committee was adopted, without debate. 

The Main Question* 

Mr. Sheldon moved the adoption of the 
second resolution. The motion being seconded, 
the President called for remarks. 

A general discussion ensued, in which Mr. 
Geo. B. Brown, of Toledo, had charge of the 
report for the Committee. He opened the 
debate by suggesting that the report commends 
itself, and is open to free discussion. If there 
is any thing wrong in it, let us make it right ; 
and if it is right, let us pass it with a will. 

Mr. D. H. Davis took this opportunity to 
disclaim having intended to say any thing harsh 
of the publishers. He meant only that they 
^were doing injustice to the dealers of the 
country, whom they ought to protect — not that 
they meant to do a wrong thing, or any thing 
dishonest, or any thing of that character ; there 
should be perfect harmony between the pub- 
lishers and the retail dealers of the country ; 
they were mutually interested in the same thing, 
and he believed in the necessity of sustaining 
those publishers who carried out the spirit of 
the resolution. 



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Mr. Pratt called attention to the fact that the 
resolution contained no discrimination in favor 
of members of the Association. It puts some 
penalties on those of us who belonged to it, 
but nothing whatever on those outside of it. 
Whether the Convention will think this to be a 
sort of premium to stay outside or not, they 
must determine. 

Mr. Brown alleged that, despite any misun- 
derstanding of language, it could not be shown 
that the resolution bears upon members of the 
Association and not on those who are not mem- 
bers. Suppose an individual in a town violates 
these obligations and is not a member of the 
Association, the hardship that would come to 
the member of the Association there is that he 
can not sell him at any better discount than 20 
per cent. I take it that my friend Ingham 
would be glad to supply the trade on those 
terms ; so that if he could sell this gentleman 
at 20 per cent, he is not harmed in the least. 
And if the publishers understand this proposi- 
tion, that they should not sell him at any better 
than 20 per cent, I think he is sufficiently pun- 
ished, for he can buy only at 20 per cent, and I 
take it he will make 20 per cent his bottom 
discount for a while ; so that in that case I 
can see no reason why the man who violates 
this rule does not suffer — provided, simply and 
solely, the publishers agree to this proposition. 
We can not make them agree to any thing but 
what they have a mind to. If they nave a mind 
to agree to this, if they think the trade mean 
business and they mean to stand by us, well 
and good ; if there are members of the publish- 
ing business refusing to do that, we have said 
nothing in our proposition as to what we would 
do in that case. But there is a force and a 
power exerted by this Association. Let us not 
say a word of what we intend to do if the pub- 
lishers refuse to accede to our proposition ; I 
take it we do not know yet what we would do. 
We have not inserted that in our proposition. 
Whether or not the phraseology and points we 
have presented to the publishers are accept- 
able — that is the only question. Mr. Pratt said 
that was just the point, whether the signing 
of that by any publisher binds him not to sell 
to outsiders better than 20 per cent. Mr. 
Brown answered that this proposition asked the 
publisher not to sell to any firms who violate 
the agreements of this Association. If they ac- 
cede to our proposition, that is a pledge on 
their part that they will not do it. If they do 
not accede, they have the same power of refus- 
ing that they have of refusing any other pro- 
position. It seems to me when they say yes to 
this, it binds them just the same as it would to 
any other proposition. 

The President said he understood this as 
simply a request to the publishers and dealers. 
If they will comply with this request, then you 
have accomplished your purpose. If they do 
not comply, you have no power to compel 

Mr. J. L. Hammet, of Boston, thought 
the resolution ought to be so worded that 
those men who wish to do differently from its 
requirements could not misunderstand it. 
If I were inclined to be one of that class of 
men, I might say that it made no discrimina- 
tion. And if I should order of Messrs. Barnes 
& Co. $40,000 worth of books, and they stood 
on the language of that resolution and said, Wc 

can sell you at 20 per cent off, — if one of mjr 
customers wanted a history of the United States, 
the language of that resolution allows them to 
sell at 20 off; and so with every other 
book, as I might be pleased to understand it. 
What I wished was, that the point should be 
made so clear that a blind man would not fail 
to realize where it came in — the difference 
between a man who is buying a single book 
and one who bought $40,000 worth. There 
was one firm .to whom I gave an order last 
Saturday for $3000 worth of books ; I got 40 
per cent discount from that firm, and yet there 
are little country towns that want a dozen of 
their books right within 25 miles of me, and 
they get 40 per cent discount on the smallest 
orders. And as 40 per cent in large quantities 
and 40 per cent by the single book almost, has 
been what I have had to contend with for the 
last few years, I did not want a resolution 
shouldjgo out from the booksellers of the United 
States, that anybody, however thick his head 
may be, might imagine means 20 per cent to 
the large buyer and 20 per cent to the small. 
If it does, it means we shall be in the same 
shape that we were on the old basis. 

Mr. Geo. E. Stevens thought this was a matter 
in which the local association can help out of the 
difficulty. We are legislating now for the whole 
country. We can not embody in these statutes 
clauses that will suit every town and State and 
every possible circumstance. It appears to me 
that we must leave some of these difficulties to 
local organizations. 

Mr. Ingham raised the point that the Arbi- 
tration Committee had no jurisdiction over those 
outside of the Association. Mr. Brown took 
it that it is very easy for the Arbitration Com- 
mittee to adjudge that a party notoriously un- 
derselling in New- York has done that thing. 
So soon as parties do violate the agreement of 
the Association not to sell better than 20 per 
cent, and it is a notorious fact that it has been 
done, the Arbitration Committee, to whom that 
matter can be referred by any aggrieved party, 
can state that that is the case, and that they are 
notoriously doing just that thing. And when 
that case comes up, we ask earnestly all the 
publishers and dealers, not only asa matter of 
self-interest but as a matter of common justice, 
to sustain us by refusing to sell to these par- 
ties at any better than 20 per cent. That is the 
meaning, as I understand it. 

Mr. Davis asked if this article is to be con- 
strued, that if a person is outside of the Asso- 
ciation, and still observed the rules as far as 
the sales are concerned, whether he can buy of 
publishers and others on ttie same terms as 
members of the Association, if he does not vio- 
late the rule in the matter of sale. Mr. Brown 
did not understand that that is the question 
before us at all. 


Mr. Isaac E. Sheldon then said : 

It seems to me that we are getting too much 
attention paid to the minor details of this mat- 
ter. It is an old maxim that Providence is on 
the side of the heaviest artillery. Now the 
publishing interest of this country acts as most 
other interests ; and the readiness with which 
they maintain this movement will depend large- 
ly on the spirit that actuates the Association it- 
self. This feeling, that all depends on wHatthe 
publishers do, is a wrong view of the case, it 

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seems to me. Let this Association say that they 
are resolved they will not have underselling 
among themselves, that that is the determination 
with the great mass of dealers, and let them go to 
the publishers and state the facts of the case : 
" You know a man can not make a living under- 
selling ; you know that the great majority of us 
for two years have met here together and have 
agTeed on this thing. Now the simply practical 
question is, if there is a man here or there or 
elsewhere, who wants to try the experiment of 
underselling and cheat the dealers, are you go- 
ing to sanction that sort of thing? You make 
a price, and simple, common honesty demands 
that you should protect it in getting this price 
from the public." Now I believe the publishers 
are going to sustain us in this thing, because it 
is for their interest to do it ; and I believe this 
attempt to get these resolutions boiled down 
to meet every possible contingency is merely 
idle work. There maybe some timid publishers 
who will hesitate in this matter, but there may 
be others who, if the thing came to them in any 
shape like a threat, would manage the thing in a 
manner that means they are going to fight when 
they have a chance. But you just go to them, 
and you will carry your point, provided they 
believe this Association is a power. I believe 
this Convention, so largely attended through 
the public prints and in other ways, is going to 
make a sentiment that will go all through the 
country, and will control buyers and retail deal - 
ere and jobbers alike. I believe it will hardly 
be a reputable thing for a man to offer his 
books at less than the regular price. Now do 
not tie the publishers and jobbers by the letter 
of the law, but let us create this sentiment that 
is stronger than any law. A law passed by 
Congress or a Legislature is just as dead after- 
wards as before, unless the sentiment of the 
community sustains it. That is what we want. 
Pot it in a plain, comprehensive manner, and 
then go to the publishers and ask them to sus- 
tain it, and I believe they will do it. [Applause.] 


The President here read a letter from Henry 
Holt & Co., of New- York. 

• New- York, July 10, 1875. 
A. D. F. Randolph, Esq., Pres. A. £. T. A.: 

Dear Sir : If any body should notice that 
our house is not represented at the Convention, 
we should be very sorry to have our absence 
ascribed to indifference, and we write this to 
guard against it. 

We are exclusively publishers, and are satis- 
fied that it depends upon the retailers whether 
the Convention shall accomplish any thing. 

They are not going to ask any thing unrea- 
sonable of publishers and jobbers, and it is for 
them to determine whether their legislation, 
like that on the civil service, shall be obstruct- 
ed by parties who, while crying loudly for 
reform, always object to " this particular mea- 
sure." They know that if they are judicious 
and united, they can blow away the business of 
any recalcitrant jobber or publisher like a puff 
of smoke. The only question is, whether they 
can 'stick together. This is their question. 
Publishers can contribute nothing to its solu- 
tion but their sympathy. This we do most 
•heartily. Very respectfully yours, 

Henry Holt & Co. 

Mr. Randolph continued : I wish to make a 
statement in reference to this firm. A clergy- 
man went to their establishment to buy a set of 
the Tauchnitz Thackeray ; he wanted the usual 
professional discount. They said to him, " We 
are publishers and importers, and do not sell at 
retail on a large discount to any one but the 
trade. [Applause.] You can go to Mr. Ran- 
dolph ; he will make you 20 per cent ; he will 
come here and buy the books, and you will get 
the percentage." The gentleman came to me, 
gave us the order ; Mr. Holt made us a third, 
and we sold them at 20 per cent. [Applause.] 

Mr. Sheldon continued : I think that better 
than all resolutions we can pass is for the book 
trade of the country to go down and see the 
publishers, and talk with them face to face. If 
the publishers should see such a body of men 
as this it would make an impression on them. 
If the leading booksellers of the country went 
to the publishing houses and told them about 
the difficulties and what is required, that little 
dropping will wear a hole in the hardest head. 


The President here stated that Mr. A. C. 
Armstrong, of the firm of Scribner, Armstrong 
& Co., had made arrangements to represent his 
house at the Convention, but was unexpect- 
edly, and to his regret, detained in New- York. 
In a letter to the President, he wrote as fol- 
lows : 

New- York, July 16, 1875. 

Dear Mr. Randolph : 

We send our Mr. Dingman to represent us, 
and earnestly hope the Convention will be 
able to agree on some basis which will harmo- 
nize all interests for the best good of the entire 
trade, wholesale and retail, and in which we 
will gladly join. The interests of publishers, 
jobbers, and retailers are mutual. 

Very truly yours, 

A. u. Armstrong. 

remodeling the resolution. 

There having been some misunderstanding 
as to the resolution on the floor, because of 
interlineations, Mr. Brown was requested to 
rewrite and re-read it. On this second read- 
ing, Mr. Pratt agreed that the resolution 
after all met the difficulty. But Mr. Sheldon 
suggested that the Convention was pretty 
unanimous in its sentiment, that the Com- 
mittee of Thirty had now learned what it 
wanted, and as it was important that the reso- 
lution should be in the simplest and clearest 
shape possible, it might well be referred back 
to them. He made a motion to that effect, 
which was seconded, when Mr. A. C. Barnes, 
of New-York, said : I would like, if possible, 
that the two portions of that resolution should 
be dissevered, so that we could reach the pub- 
lishers by a direct resolution. Perhaps if it 
were referred back to the committee there 
would occur to the committee methods by 
which it could be, improved. I think there 
should be no suggestion to the publishers as to 
the way in which they should do this. Every 
publisher knows how to conduct his business, 
and some publishers might be discourteous 
enough to remind the committee who should 
call on them with this resolution of that fact. 
Let us remove from this resolution then, as far 


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as possible, any thing that could suggest to the 
publisher that we desire to dictate to him. A 
discrimination in discount, for instance, which 
it would be entirely improper for us to suggest, 
between members and non-members — such a 
discrimination would open .the eyes, it would 
have a wonderful effect in opening the eyes, of 
many people who are now blind to the beauties 
of reform. But it is not necessary to do that. 

Mr. Sheldon wished some reason why the deal- 
ers are asking this of the publishers might be in- 
cluded, and why it is a reasonable request — that 
the publisher himself is responsible for the 
price ; therefore the bookseller is not asking 
the publisher to help him in a league, but is 
simply asking him to help them and enable 
them to obtain from the public what the pub- 
lishers say thdy must obtain. Mr. Joseph 
Knight, of\Troy, said that the resolution had 
been drawn much stronger in the committee. 
In deference to the opinions of those who 
thought it too strong, we slept on the matter, 
and modified it as you have heard, and now he 
was opposed to emasculating it, and taking the 
life out of it. Mr. Sheldon disclaimed any such 
idea, and said it was simply a question of get- 
ting it in better form. 


Mr. A. C. Barnes said : 

Mr. President: I feel called upon to ex- 
plain again, as I did in the committee several 
times last night. You held a meeting of the 
Convention before the committee reported, 
which you call an experience meeting. [A 
voice : " We had a good time."] In my re- 
port on behalf of the Central Association, I en- 
deavored to give you a history of the experi- 
ence we have had, without indulging in any 
comments on it by way of advice for the future ; 
but in the present stage it is perhaps proper to 
add that to carry into effect what we desire, a 
thorough unanimity of purpose upon the prin- 
ciple involved, and a willingness to emulate 
in generous concession as to the details, are 
both necessary. The greedy canine who wanted 
the piece of meat he saw reflected in the water 
as well as that he had in his mouth, lost them 
both. This universal want — why not secure 
that in its simplest form ? Why not get that 
without soaring into the infinite or diving into 
the unfathomable ? I have had no feeling or de- 
sire that was at divergence with the desire of the 
Convention, and if my house was the only pub- 
lishing house in the country I should have sat 
still, for I was willing to go to any length that 
this wise and intelligent body would uphold me 

As I said before, it is of the greatest im- 
portance that we should erect but one single 
standard, making it our point of rallying, and 
upon that standard inscribe our 20 per cent 
rule, and carry it into effect. If we can not 
agree upon that, we can not agree upon any 
thing, for it is the common ground upon which 
any reasonable man can meet his fellows. It 
meets the wants of the radical, it is the ideal of 
the conservative, it satisfies the indifferent as 
well as anything, and it is even a small conces- 
sion to the bookselling Bourbon. Again, I re- 
peat, for I want to impress it upon you, if we 
can rally about it and flaunt it in their faces, 
they have no chance against us. Let us not 
accept any invitation to walk into the parlor 

d see what excellent things the spider has 

provided, but let 20 per cent be our watchword, 
and stand by that. To carry this standard, con- 
taining the 20 per cent rule, requires the co- 
operation of both branches of the trade. I do 
not wish to say that publishers are of any 
more importance than the booksellers, and if 
you will excuse me in referring to what oc- 
curred in committee last night, I do not believe 
you have reached the limit of their good will ; 
and if you will allow me with all modesty to 
express the conviction, I believe, of every mem- 
ber of the Central Association, the final lever to 
set this magnificent machinery into motion must 
be applied by them. I have seen on an ocean 
steamer a single man in the pilot-house by a lit- 
tle wheel, whose slightest motion would call into 
action the tremendous machinery below, swerve 
into line the ponderous hull. The power analo- 
gous to this is the publishers' power, applied to 
*the furtherance of your enterprise. But they 
will not doit unasked, and I am glad you have 
asked them ; and the resolution in the simplest 
form is what I desire to see brought forward 
and made prominent here. Some publishers 
would perhaps hesitate at taking a step that 
might seem arbitrary, and in fact they have al- 
ready done so. I have no right to speak for 
any house but my own, but I ask )*ou to con- 
sider that it is significant that in the early his- 
tory of the Central Association, and without 
any voice of trade suggesting it, a dozen promi- 
nent houses, voluntarily seeing its necessity, 
faamed and adopted a by-law, the gist of which 
I want to givo you, and that is the purpose to 
which I have been coming. 

Mr. Barnes here read the by-law referred to : 

VII. Any dealer who offers or gives more fa- 
vorable prices or terms than those established 
by this Association may be reported by a mem- 
ber to the Arbitration Committee, and upon sa- 
tisfactory proof of the act alleged, if the party is a 
member of the Association, the committee may 
report the case to the publisher or publishers 
of the books improperly sold, whose duty it 
shall be to withdraw jobbers' or retailers* 
terms from the offender for the space of one 
month for each offense ; or the committee may 
impose a fine or such other penalty as they 
may deem equitable. If the party be not a 
member, the committee shall report the case 
to the publisher or publishers of the books 
improperly sold, whose duty it shall be to 
withdraw jobbers' or retailers' terms from the 
offender for the space of three months for each 

The last dozen words or so of that cover 
the whole ground. If you will ask the pub- 
lisher to protect your rights, you have what you 
want. I regret to add that these by-laws, which 
contain many interesting and salutary things, 
were subsequently repealed, not from any want 
of faith in their justice or practicability, but be- 
cause, in the judgment of some of our more 
conservative but equally well-meaning brethren, 
we were proceeding too rapidly ; they were not 
sure they would meet the approval of the entire 
trade, or that they would seem entirely volun- 
tary, but too oppressive and arbitrary. It rests 
with you to take the responsibility to remove 
every such doubt. The sentiments of this great 
Convention emphatically expressed will satisfy 
the most timorous publisher with taking the 
most decisive step which will protect you. Last 
summer we witnessed the inauguration of this 

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surprising reform, and this season will see it 
gloriously carried into completion. 


Mr. Geo. B. Brown then said : Permit me to 
write " Brown, of Toledo," under all the senti- 
ments expressed. I believe in it all. I have 
no time, I believe you have none, for words 
I might express. I come immediately to 
business. The question simply is, first. Is that 
what we mean ? Next, Is it stated as well 
as we can state it ? The first part is the preamble 
stating our idea of the condition of things. 
The preamble is all right. Now, do you want the 
rest of it left out and leave the preamble there ? 
I think not, nor do I believe these gentlemen 
who have been speaking for a minute want us 
to do that. I suppose the gist of the whole 
matter we are striving for is the asking of the 
publishers to hold their discounts so that men 
outside the trade or inside of the trade who 
undersell can have no longer an opportunity to 
do that thing. That is it, is it not? [Applause.] 
Now, that being the case, the difference between 
the two is this : These gentlemen would say, 
"Ask these publishers simply to protect us." 
Our resolution then would be a long pream- 
ble, which is eloquent and good,' and then at the 
close we earnestly and respectfully ask the pub- 
lishers and book -dealers to protect us. 
. Mr. Barnes understood that all legislation of 
this Association covers its members, and thought 
we should try to divorce this request to the 
publishers from the ordinary legislation. 

Mr. Brown continued : It is not a matter of 
legislation, of course, but there is a definite 
thing we want the publishers to agree to, and 
that is, to help us stop this underselling ; and 
we have asked them to do it. The question is 
simply whether the resolution embodies the 
idea of the Convention. 

The President then said : I think this dis- 
cussion proceeds from a misapprehension in 
some respects. I think we are all aiming at the 
«ame thing precisely. The question turns simply 
on whether this is the best form. Now, if you 
go back a hundred years, gentlemen, you wil 
F recall what is known as the Mecklenburg De- 
claration, made in North Carolina on the ques- 
tion which led to the Revolutionary War ; but it 
was not that declaration, but the resolution 
offered at Philadelphia, that led to the Revolu- 
tionary War. Now, all we want is to do this 
thing in the best shape ; and without desiring to 
occupy your time, I want to state that there is 
a wonderful misapprehension in the minds of 
some of the gentlemen as to the feeling and 
action of some of the publishers. In connection 
with the general solicitation, those who went 
from door to door carrying this agreement for 
the 20 per cent rule came in contact with every 
member of the publishing trade in the cities of 
New-York, Boston, and Philadelphia. We did 
not meet with any degree of hospitality. We 
did not meet in many cases with any degree of 
warmth. But we were received courteously 
everywhere ; we were treated as gentlemen, and 
you know that we almost succeeded in carry- 
ing out the purpose for which we started. So I 
think I may say, as the members of that com- 
mittee associated with me will say, that the 
publishers are ready to help us ; they are ready 
to stand by this 20 per cent rule if they are 
only approached in the right way ; and we must 
do the best we can. I should be exceedingly 

sorry if from this Convention there should go 
any thing in the form of an expression that 
looked like coercion, or that was not roundly, 
or definitely, or courteously expressed. The 
committee will pardon me in saying I do not 
think this resolution is clear-cut enough. Do 
not let us get up a feeling in regard to the pub- 
lishers — we must have them with us, or we must 
fail. I think that some of our brethren here arc 
like Artemus Ward in the late war. He was so 
anxious to have the war go on that he was per- 
fectly willing to sacrifice ail his wife's relations 
in order to do it ; and it seems to me that sonv. 
of us are so willing to go on with this thing that 
we are willing to sacrifice the publishers in 
order to do it. [Applause.] 


Mr. Timothy Nicholson moved that the re- 
wording of the resolution be referred to a 
smaller committee of five, of which Mr. Brown 
should be chairman. This raised the only 
parliamentary discussion of the Convention, 
some holding that business could be referred 
only to the General Committee. The motion 
was finally declared in order, its supporters 
disclaiming any discourtesy toward the Com- 
mittee of Thirty, and was at last carried, with 
an amendment providing that the five should 
be appointed from the larger committee. 
Messrs. Geo. B. Brown, A. C. Barnes, Jos. S. 
Cushing, S. T. Bowen, Timothy Nicholson, were 


Meanwhile, Mr. W. F. Draper, of Andover, 
Mass., said : 

This resolution, it seems to me, is the great 
thing we have accomplished. It stands in this 
Convention as the 20 per cent rule did in the 
last convention. If the convention, last year, 
had not passed the 20 per cent rule, the con- 
vention would have gone home and dissolved 
itself into its individual members. I can not 
support that 20 per cent rule much longer un- 
less this resolution is carried. If there is any 
expression or phraseology, addition or sub- 
traction that may be made that shall be more 
telling and influential on the members, it is 
better for us to delay. We are here for this 
very purpose — to settle this question — and if 
we pass it now, not fully considered and not 
fully approved by all here, we shall go away 
more or less dissatisfied. A good deal has 
been said about the relation of publishers and 
booksellers. It is clear as the noon-day sum 
that without the publisher's co-operation we 
are powerless. Supposing a publisher says, 
" We will do nothing of this kind," what shall 
we do ? There was a noted theologian who 
tried to persuade a body of persons to unite in 
harmony. That is what we want here. He 
illustrated his meaning forcibly by saying, "If 
the head shall say to the hand, I have no need 
of thee, has it therefore no need of it ?" Now, 
the publisher is the head, and the bookseller is 
the hand. One house has stood in the way for 
a year. Shall we hesitate in any thing we can 
do to conciliate this house? It I can do any 
thing so we all can unite to make it a power — 
I (Jo not mean a coercive power, but a moral 
power — I shall do it. 

A recess of ten minutes was taken for the 
benefit of the Treasurer, after which, on motion 
of R. R. Bowker, of New- York, a committee of 

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five was provided for on local organizations, 
to obtain full information on the subject. He 
a! jo moved that a committee of five be ap- 
pointed upon religious publication societies, 
whose duty it shall be to obtain information as 
to the legislation of the societies affecting the 
question of reform attempted by the Book 
Trade Association. We have found that most 
of the religious book societies are bound by 
some legislation in their denominations. 
• Mr. Martin Taylor, in view of the proposed 
meeting of Catholic, Sunday-school, and other 
publishers, that evening, moved that the Con- 
vention respectfully request that the publishers 
and dealers of Sunday-school and society and 
Catholic books change their discounts to con- 
form to the by-laws of this Association. 

The first resolution was. carried, and the 
second put. It also was carried, the word 
" church" being substituted for " Catholic" by 
amendment. . The word " agreement" was also 
substituted for "by-laws," a member calling 
attention to the fact that the Association has no 

The committees thus provided for were 
afterwards appointed, as follows : 


ioseph M. Cushing, Baltimore, 
lartin Taylor, Buffalo, N. Y. 
H. A. West, Milwaukee, Wis. 
A. Setliff, Nashville, Tenn. 
M. H. Sargent, Boston. 


H. E. Simmons, New- York. 
Mr. Stephens, New- York. 
T. A. Black, Philadelphia. 
M. H. Sargent, Boston. 
B. Griffith, Philadelphia. 

On motion, the Convention then adjourned 
to four o'clock. 

Third Session — Wednesday Afternoon. 

The President called the Convention to or- 
der shortly after four o'clock. He read a letter 
from Mr. Jas. Robertson, American manager 
for Thos. Nelson & Sons, transmitting 500 
copies of their " Guide to Niagara," for the use 
of members of the Convention. The Corre- 
sponding Secretary was directed to return the 
thanks of the Convention. 


The letter was as follows : 

New-York, July 10, 1875. 

My Dear Mr. Randolph : I have ventured 
to trouble you with the care of 500 copies of 
" Nelson's Guide to Niagara," which go to you 
by U. S. Express to-day, addressed to the In- 
ternational Hotel. Will you very kindly an- 
nounce to the Convention that Thomas Nelson 
& Sons have much pleasure in presenting a 
copy of their Guide to each of the members ; 
and if 500 copies should prove to be insufficient, 
be good to telegraph for more at my expense, 
and they will be forwarded by first express. 

I am extremely sorry it is impossible for me 
to be at the meeting, but I am warmly in sym- 
pathy with it, and I earnestly hope that the 
conclusions which may be arrived at on the 
various subjects which must be brought under 

the consideration of the Convention may all 
tend to the improvement of the condition of the 
booksellers, which I believe to be the basis of 
any impovement in the condition of the pub- 
lishers. With the hope that you may have a 
large attendance, believe me 

Sincerely yours, 

James Robertson. 

Mr. Randolph observed from the chair that 
the newsman at the hotel had about fifty copies 
of the Buffalo Courier^ with report. He 
thought the trade could sympathize with one 
having so much over-stock, and they ought to 
buy it up and make a corner in the market. 
Rev. J. M. Arnold having called attention to 
the fact that the report had honored him with a 
D.D. unjustifiably, Mr. Randolph said that he 
did not know of any gentleman who is more 
entitled to receive the title of Doctor of Di- 
vinity than a bookseller. [Applause.] The last 
time I saw Mr. James Harper, I was riding up 
in a car ; the seats were all occupied, and I was 
holding on to a strap. I had nearly reached 
the end of my journey when Mr. Harper, as a 
gentleman left the car, touched me and said 
there was a seat for me. I replied that I 
was going but a block or two further, and I 
went on and remarked that, as a man and a 
boy, I had been permitted to handle his books 
for about forty years ; and, on my introducing 
myself to him, he wanted to know my name, 
I told him ; he said, '• Are you Mr. Randolph, 
the bookseller? I knew you were either a 
bookseller or a minister." [Great laughter.] 
But, mind you, he said bookseller first. [Ap- 


A letter was then read from Mr. George R. 
Lockwood, of New- York. 

New- York, July 12, 1875. 

Mr. A. D. F. Randolph, President A. B.T.A.: 

Dear Sir : I shall be unable to be present at 
the meeting of the American Book Trade As- 
sociation to-morrow. 

You know how interested I am in this reform 
movement, and I will heartily co-operate with 
any action of the Convention looking towards 
the advancement of the general interests of the 
entire trade — and such, I hope, will be the re- 
sult of your deliberations. 

Yours truly, 
George R. Lockwood. 


The President then said that a member 
of this Association, unable to be present, has 
remembered us not only to the extent of writ- 
ing a letter, but sent a present to the Associa- 
tion. How that present is to be divided or sub- 
divided I can not exactly tell ; it may be neces- 
sary to appoint a committee to consider that 
question, or to refer it to the Committee of 
Thirty. Mr. Arnold said he would like to in- 
quire whether there are thirty of them. The 
President said if there are not, they can be di- 
vided. The President here read the letter re- 
ferred to from S. A. Clarke & Co., of Pitts- 
burgh, presenting a box of Crandall's manakins. 
[Voices : Lee ! Lee !] 

S. A. CLARKE ft CO. 

Pittsburgh, July 12, 1875. 
A. D. F. Randolph, Esq. : 
My Dear. Sir: At the last moment I find 

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myself obliged to remain at home to attend to 
sale of "Crandall's Menagerie." The delega- 
tion from this little village (which please give 
a special place on the platform) goes by private 
hand of my friend Mr. Parsons, and may be 
awarded to the member who has the largest 
Dumber of babies under ten years of age. 

My best wishes are with the Convention in 
all its work. It seems to me that the retail prices 
must be maintained, except 20 per cent to pro- 
fessional men — one fourth off to Sunday-schools 
and libraries. Philadelphia must come in, else 
we cannot hold out. We have enough difficul- 
ty here, and I decline going, as it makes little 
difference to us what the trade of the country do, 
while we have such " conundrums" as the ac- 
companying to meet : 



In order to reduce our stock of Sabbath-school books, we 
offer, for a short time, the greater portion of our stock at a 
discount of forty per cent from the catalogue price. No 
such opportunity for replenishing libraries has been present- 
ed for a long time, and we invite the special attention of 
pastor*, superintendents, and teachers. Parties at a dis- 
tance who can not visit the city can have any number of 
volumes sent to them, with the privilege of returning any 
they do not like. 

These are not old books, but seem to be the 
entire stock ; and this in direct violation of our 
written local agreement, signed by all of us 
nearly a year ago. Yours truly, 

S. A. Clarke. 

The President said that Mr. Lee declines to 
make a speech, but he will arrange these for 
jou. [Laughter and uproarious applause.] 
Mr. Lee moved that they be presented to the 
gentleman of the book trade who owns the 
youngest infant. [A voice: Martin Taylor, of 
Buffalo ! ] The President said : The house of 
which our brother, Mr. Lee, is the head, has 
published a book which was dedicated to 
Chas. Lee Shcpard Dillingham & Co. Jones, 
residing in the Penobscot Valley. It is the 
only instance I ever knew of a book being 
dedicated to a bookseller, or by a bookseller's 
friend to the friend of somebody else. [Ap- 


A letter was then read from the American 
Sunday- School Union. 

New- York, July 12, 1875. 
A. D. F. Randolph, Esq. : 

My Dear Sir : Our Mr. Kirkpatrick intend- 
ed to meet with the booksellers this week at 
Niagara, but this morning I received a note 
from him, saying that he was afraid that some 
business engagements would detain him at 
home ; he regrets it very much. 

This is not official, but a private note to you 
as you are aware that our Union sympathizes 
with the meeting at Niagara. 

Very sincerely yours, 

Geo. S. Scofield. 


The President : I have a letter from the 
Public Library of Cincinnati, which I now read, 
and which contains a very important sugges- 
tion ; and I would request that it be referred to 
a committee of five to answer it. I think, gen- 
tlemen, the letter is so courteous, it deserves a 
reply. There is a question here that needs to 

be explained and set before the community, 
and it would be well to have a committee ap- 
pointed, who should set before this gentleman, 
and through him all the libraries throughout 
the country, the reason why we adopted such 
a rule. 

[This letter was an argument to show that 
libraries were entitled to a larger discount than 
was allowed by the rules ; it was not handed in 
as a part of the Convention record, but we 
trust to give it in a future number of the 
Weekly. — Ed.] 

Mr. Bowker, addressing the President, said : 
As you have brought this question before the 
meeting, I would beg leave to repeat a sugges- 
tion made by yourself in New-York, that it 
would be well to take even broader action than 
that, and draw up an address that would reach, 
not only the libraries, but the book buyers. I 
would move fhat the question be referred to a 
select committee of tive, of which the President 
shall be chairman, who shall be authorized to 
draw up a circular letter to the libraries of the 
country, and also, if they see fit, to the book 
buyers of the country, stating the reasons put 
forth by this Association for their action. 

The motion was carried, and the committee 
afterwards appointed, as follows : 

A. D. F. Randolph*, New- York. 
Wm. Lee, Boston. 
George Wood, Philadelphia. 
A. K. McClurg, Chicago. 
Joseph M. Cushing, Baltimore. 


The President then read a letter from the 
booksellers in the Lehigh Valley. 

Bethlehem, Pa., July 8, 1875. 
A. D. F. Randolph, Pres. A. B. T. A. : 

Dear Sir: The undersigned, representing 
the book trade of the Lehigh Valley, and com- 
prising the towns of Easton, Bethlehem, and 
Allentown, unite in a hearty indorsement of 
the objects for which the Niagara Convention 
is called, and which, in the absence of our per- 
sonal attendance (should it be impossible for 
any of us to attend), may be accepted as our 
views touching trade reform. 

It is hardly necessary for us to state that our 
experiences during the last five to ten years 
are identical with many of the statements made 
in the discussion of trade reform since the 
meeting of the Put-in Bay Convention ; namely, 
that, as the trade has been and is now con- 
ducted, it is almost impossible for local book- 
sellers to sustain themselves by means of 
bookselling alone ; whereas, the incentive to 
build up a trade in their respective localities 
by any further investment of capital in books, 
as long as the trade remains in its present con- 
dition, is wholly wanting. Approving most 
heartily of steps already taken towards the 
resumption of retail prices, we are unanimous- 
ly of the opinion that further efforts should be 
made, whereby a more distinct line can be 
drawn in reference to those entitled to dis- 
counts, and a further reduction of discounts to 
such nominal rates as to leave no practical 
profit for professors, teachers, librarians, and 
persons not in the trade, to engage in book 
transactions for themselves and friends, to the 
great detriment of local dealers. 

Another form of abuse, which we particularly 


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abhor and protest against, is the opportunity 
afforded persons to obtain discounts through 
their relatives or friends employed in publish- 
ing or jobbing houses. If publishers and em- 
ployers could realize as we do the injurious 
effects to the trade generally (and their own 
houses in particular) of this great abuse, the 
strictest scrutiny would be exercised in the 
matter of such transactions hereafter. 

Finally, we are heartily in accord with every 
honest effort to correct the irregularities (which 
have been the cause of so much disturbance 
and discouragements in the trade) — which 
seeks to secure a sound and honorable basis 
for the business of the local bookseller. We 
thank you personally for the active interest you 
have manifested in the matter, as also those pub- 
lishers and dealers generally who have been 
identified with the reform from its inception. 
Very truly yours, 


( William Maxwell, 
j M. J. Riegel, 
C Henry T. Clauder, 
Bethlehem, < G. W. Perkin, 

( Charles H. Schwartz & Co., 


Allentown, ■< S. K. Brobst & Co., 
( John W. Ochs.&Co. 

The President here, called attention to the 
fact that the bound volumes of the Publishers' 
Weekly belonging to the Association had been 
missing since Put-in Bay. " Now, if any gen- 
tleman has that set, and hasn't got it with 
him, we would like to have him send it to Mr. 
Thomas — prepaid." [Laughter.] 

the ivison house. 

A letter was then read from Ivison, Blake- 
man, Taylor & Co., of New- York. 

New-York, July 2, 1875. 
A. D. F. Randolph, Esq., Pres. A. B. T.A. ; 

Dear Sir: We very much regret that circum- 
stances that we can not now control will pre- 
vent any member of our firm from being pre- 
sent at the Trade Convention at Niagara Falls 
next week. We beg to assure you, however, 
that we shall most heartily co-operate with any 
wise measures that the Convention may agree 
upon for the mutual protection of the interests 
of both jobbers and retailers. 

We remain very truly 

Your obedient servants, 
Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor & Co. 


The President mentioned the arrival of Mr. 
Patrick Farrelly, general manager of the Ame- 
rican News Company, and he was called to the 
platform, amid great applause. Mr. Farrelly 
said : 

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the 
Convention : I certainly can not do less than 
return my thanks for the welcome applause 
with which you have greeted my name, of course 
only in connection with the American News 
Company. I have learnt since I arrived here 
that Mr. Randolph and some other gentlemen 
were good enough to say a few words for the 
American News Company in my absence. 
Those of the booksellers who know us, I think 
fully understand our position relative to the re- 
form movement. It has been the principle of 

<isiness with us for years, considering our- 

selves jobbers — as I believe the trade generally 
looks upon us as such — that we could not, in 
justice to our trade, and therefore in justice to 
ourselves, compete with them in any particular. 
We have always endeavored — although I would 
say the exception may prove the rule in our 
case ; there probably have been exceptions to 
the rule, but none that I can call to mind at 
present — we have always endeavored to charge 
every person that has purchased books of us 
the full retail price, excepting booksellers ; and 
I took occasion at the meeting of the commit- 
tee of the Central Booksellers' Association to 
wait upon the publishers, to say that 1 thought 
it was the duty of the publishers, when they 
once fix the retail price of a book, and from that 
retail price hold out inducement to dealers to 
purchase in quantity, that they were in duty 
bound to adhere strictly to retail price to every 
one, excepting the book trade. I think the 
book dealers will have nothing to complain of 
if they can get the publishers to adhere to that 
manner of doing business. The American 
News Company will do every thing in their 
power to promote the interests of the trade and 
the reform. Again I thank you for the good 
will which you have shown, and I hope that 
every thing you undertake at Niagara Falls and 
elsewhere will meet with the necessary and de- 
served success. [Applause.] 

The President said that the only bookstore 
he knew of that has a sign posted about it that 
no books will be sold at retail except at the re- 
tail price, is the store of the American News 
Company in the city of New- York. 

j. b. lippincott & CO. 

At the suggestion of Mr. West, of Milwaukee, 
who said that every expression as to the effect 
of last year's work had shown that the regula- 
tions had in the main worked smoothly and sa- 
tisfactorily, other members of the Convention 
were invited to address it. On this invitation, 
Colonel George Wood, of J. B. Lippincott & 
Co., came to the platform, amid great applause, 
and was introduced by the President. The fol- 
lowing are Mr. Wood's remarks : 

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the 
Convention: To properly respond to the 
brilliant and masterly oration delivered in 
this hall last evening would be an assump- 
tion of ability on my part to which I 
can not pretend, and I will therefore simply • 
endeavor to present to you a plain statement of 
our relations with the Central Booksellers' As- 
sociation, as they appear when viewed from our 

In the first place, we failed to perceive the 
great importance and liberality of the conces- 
sions made to this Association by the Publishers' 
Board of Trade, and in our opinion they were ; 
not sufficient to even base a reasonably sue- j 
cessful effort at reform. Our entire objections | 
to the resolutions presented to us by the C. B. j 
A. were contained in one clause. They were — | 

1st. That the clause itself was so indefinite 
that the gentlemen presenting it to us were di- 
vided among themselves in regard to its real 

2d. The right reserved by school-book pub- ; 
Ushers to furnish their books direct to school- - 
boards at any rates they may see fit, after all the| 
purposes of first introduction shall have been- 

3d. The numerous exceptions made in favor* 

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of allowing discounts to parties outside of the 

In regard to furnishing direct supplies to 
school-boards, we can only say that, after the 
work of introduction shall have been complet- 
ed, and the books necessary for a first supply 
shall have been furnished to the board inter- 
ested, we can not but feel that, from that time 
forth, the local bookseller, small though he may 
be, should have some right to expect at least a 
slight profit on future supplies. [Applause.] 
By the adoption of the resolution mentioned, 
however, he mav be entirely ignored and set 
aside, and the board in question continue to 
procure their supplies direct from the publish- 
er (in many cases at lowest trade rates). He 
finds, to a certain extent, his occupation gone 
and his influence among his patrons corre, 
spondingly decreased. [Applause.] Remem- 
ber, gentlemen, I am no apologist for sellipga- 
retail at less than retail rates ; but I hold that 
this is a practice beside which that of under 
selling, as generally understood, is frequently 
of secondary consideration ; and which, if not 
remedied, sooner or later will become a dange- 
rous element in our organization. [Applause.] 
In behalf of the retail dealer, we therefore 
claimed that this was an abuse which in all 
justice and right should have been remedied ; 
and, as school-book publishers, we felt that 
there was no good reason why this claim should 
not have been granted. Our main objection to 
the remaining portion of this clause was that the 
eiceptions were so numerous that it required 
careful study to ascertain to whom we could 
rightly charge full retail rates, besides our 
61'Jore to perceive the justice of preferring 
one class of the community over those of an- 
other. It is our firm conviction that just in 
proportion as exceptions are made, opportuni- 
ties for evasion and misunderstanding are mul- 

Oar experience teaches us that these will not 
fail to be taken advantage of by certain dealers, 
for their own ends, and universal dissatisfaction 
and endless complaint will certainly be the re- 
sult. We had always intended laying these 
reasons before you at this time, and without 
insisting upon any action thereon, and we 
hoped to obtain for them a consideration which 
w* felt their importance fully merited. And in 
conclusion, did I not feel that you would re- 
ceive this explanation in the spirit in which it 
is tendered, believe that our actions were the 
result of our honest convictions, and that our 
presence here to-day is due to some higher mo- 
tive than compulsion and the lash, a proper 
sense of self-respect would certainly compel me 
to decline taking further part in your delibera- 
tions. [Long-continued applause.] 

The President said : I may say, in connection 
with all the gratifying things that have come to 
me and to you in connection with this move- 
ment for reform, the most gratifying is the pre- 
sence of our friends upon this platform to-day. 
I have always believed and have always de- 
clared that when that great house saw their way 
dearly to identify themselves with this move- 
ment, they would be found on our side. [Ap- 
plause.] And I may further say that, on one 
occasion, when their first letter on this subject, 
going still further than we proposed to go, was 
read, and some one questioned it, and said that 
*e should never get them to work with us, I 
said to that gentleman that he was not a Calvin- 

ist.and did not believe in the final perseverance 
of the saints. [Applause.] Gentlemen, you 
have the proof of it here to-day, and I rejoice 
with you, and welcome into this organization 
that great publishing and distributing house. 

The President also corroborated what Mr. 
Wood had said as to differing constructions of 
the agreement signed by the rest of the East- 
ern trade. 

Rev. J. M. Arnold, of Detroit, being called 
out by the Chair, said he should like to say a 
few words in reference to this subject. There 
are schools which have played this game year 
after year. They use a book one term — a book- 
seller supplies himself with that book. The 
next year the schools provide for a new book, 
and so on indefinitely, year after year. It is a 
nice little game, and the bookseller understands 
well what it means when he is left with these 
books on his shelves, for which he can find no 
sale. It seems to me that some measures 
should be taken to remedy this evil. 

The President said : I think the point is well 
taken, unquestionably • but if you go back a 
year ago you will find that, since we met at Put- 
in Bay, we have had the action of the Publish- 
er's Board of Trade in New- York, which, while 
it has not given us all that is wanted, has cut 
off* a great many of the evils. Let us rejoice 
in what has been done. You remember that 
you are better off than you were before ; that 
some of the evils have been lopped off, and that 
others will be pruned off in due time. [Ap- 

The Second Resolution Again. 

The President here called for the report of 
the committee of five, to re-word the second 
resolution : 

Mr. Geo. B Brown, of Toledo, read the report 
as follows : 

Whereas, It is the unanimous and settled 
conviction of this Association that, unless its 
principles and resolutions are rigorously carried 
into effect, it will be impossible for honest 
booksellers longer to maintain themselves, that 
the best and most enterprising booksellers will 
rapidly withdraw their capital from this busi- 
ness, and that serious loss must come to pub- 
lishers, as well as to the trade at large. 

And whereas, We believe that the time has 
come when, by the hearty co-operation of all 
branches of our trade, a final blow may be 
struck at the evils of underselling, and pledg- 
ing ourselves faithfully to stand by one another 
in measures necessary to that end ; there- 

Resolved, That we, as an organization, do 
most respectfully and yet earnestly ask pub- 
lishers so to control the sales of their publica- 
tions to jobbers and other dealers, as to pro- 
tect us in securing from the public the prices 
which they themselves have fixed on their 
own publications, and to prevent undersel- 
lers from purchasing at rates that will enable 
them to continue to sell in violation of the 
rules of this Association. 

This was greeted with hearty applause, and 
on motion was carried unanimously and with- 
out debate. 

Mr. W. S. Appleton arose and said that the 
house he represented would fully indorse these 
resolutions, and if there were any publishers 
present who did not wish to do so, he thought 


Thf Niagara Falls Convention. [No. 184, July 24, 1875. 

the Convention would be glad to hear their side 
of the question now. Mr. A. C. Barnes hearti- 
ly assented to what Mr. Appleton had said, and 
added the assent of his house ; he also com- 

Elimented the house of D. Appleton & Co. as 
eing facile princeps in the reform. Mr. Apple- 
ton insisted on halving the compliment with 
Mr. Barnes. 

The President then said : Gentlemen, last 
night you had a committee meeting of the Com- 
mittee of Thirty, which grew into sixty and 
ninety, in one of the parlors of the Inter- 
national, talking and writing and arguing 
from half-past eight o'clock until twelve — 
with fifty different opinions, each man cling- 
ing with more or less tenacity to his ; and 
though you went out of that room not har- 
monized in your action, you brought a reso- 
lution here and sent back this committee to 
make it short, sharp, and decisive, came back 
here and exhibited an unanimity the like of 
which was never before seen in any convention 
that had such an original diversity of opinion, 
and in one sense a diversity of interest. Gen- 
tlemen, I am proud of you. [Long and con- 
tinued applause ] 

Mr. Baker moved that the resolution be 
adopted. It was accordingly adopted unani- 

The Question of Dead Stock. 

The President then called up the third reso- 
lution of the Committee of Thirty, in reference 
to unsaleable stock : 

Resolved, That booksellers shall have the 
privilege of selling shelf-worn and unsalable 
books, during the month of January, at such 
prices as they may see fit, provided that such 
stock shall be selected from the good stock, 
placed on a table or counter by itself, and the 
price marked in plain figures. 


A long and interesting debate followed. In 
answer to a query by Rev. J. M. Arnold, the 
President said he thought it was felt in the 
committee that the mention of the regular 
price, especially if there was a reduction of 40 
or 50 per cent, might carry an impression that 
would affect the regular stock of the dealers 
unfavorably, and that therefore the original 
retail price of the books should not be named. 
I ventured to say in the committee last night, 
that I thought it exceedingly desirable that in 
the vocabulary of the bookseller hereafter the 
word discount should be blotted out, and I 
think that in this you have a little beginning in 
that direction. If you have a book, the price 
of which is a dollar, and you say now we sell it 
at fifty cents, being accustomed to talk about 
discount, you say that you sell that book at 
half oil", and in that way you create a public 
sentiment in the wrong direction ; but you fix 
the price without any reference to the original 
price of the book, and it seems to me you have 
what is desired. 

Mr. Joseph Knight, of Troy, said that when 
booksellers lay outon their cheap counter books 
that have become slow of sale by reason of 
reading, shelf wear and dust ; if you offer a 
book — fur instance, the average English book, 
published at ten shillings sixpence, and adver- 
tised at $525— if you put that book on the 
cheap counter and offer it at $2.50 to the cus- 
" liner, he will say at once " That is not any re- 

duction ; that is not cheap." I do not see 
how you can get around answering him by say- 
ing " That book was published at ten shillings 
and sixpence." There may be no mention of 
discount, or what the discount is you are offer- 
ing the man. I know in our own experience it 
has been one of the principal ways by which 
we have got rid of old stock, by mentioning 
that fact and emphasizing it. I should regret if 
we were compelled to keep those matters still. 

Mr. Arnold said he would like to support 
this statement, that it is impracticable to carry 
out any such arrangement. Any clerk, any 
dealer, will inevitably let out in some way the 
original price of the book — there is no question 
about that ; and I think no harm can result if 
men are allowed to state the primary original 
price. I think we should only be encouraging 
duplicity by attempting to keep the prices still. 

The President said that he did not know 
that there would be any objection to Mr. 
Knight's saying, "This book was published at 
$2.50 ; it has depreciated, and we will sell it at 


Mr. Avery, of Rochester, asked how that 
would affect the cataloguing of books and 
sending the catalogues around the country. 

Mr. Knight said that dealers on these cata- 
logues put in books not salable ; and if they 
put in books that are salable, anybody of any 
wit would sec it at once ; and these cases, like 
any others where there were attempts to take 
advantage, could be reported to the Arbitration 
Committee. I do not think booksellers are 
fools enough to offer good stock at reduced 
rates. If any booksellers in the Convention 
should drift our way, we would like to show 
them our cheap counter. I can tell them that 
we do not put any full-price, first-class books 
on that counter, or books that we can get full 
price for. That counter is an opening, a relief, 
and the only way we can get rid of poor stock. 
There are many books that are sent to us with- 
out orders, and though we have the privilege of 
returning them, we like to share some little risk 
with the publisher ; we always keep one or 
more copies of the books sent to us, and always 
get stuck with some of them. If you permit 
us to get rid of these books in this way, we 
shall be very glad to do all we can, and share 
some risk with the publishers. 

Mr. Baker said: Here is a catalogue I hold 
in my hands in which a house in New-York 
advertises to sell 95 volumes, the aggregate 
retail price of which is $153, at $76. They 
distinctly state they are one half the retail price. 
They are standard poetical works. 

Mr. Ingham said : Not very long ago we re- 
ceived a monthly publication of which four or 
five pages were occupied with a clearance sale. 
It was expected we should give this to our cus- 
tomers. It seems to me that this is carrying 
the thing to an extreme. 

Mr. Graves asked if this allowed us to dis- 
pose of old stock at any other time except 
the month of January. The President said 
there was no limit ; that point was talked of in 
the committee, but was not adopted. 


Mr. Martin Taylor then said : Mr. President, 
I was not in the committee when this resol utioQ 
was discussed or adopted to be presented in 

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this Convention. It seems to me we had better 
stay by our old 20 per cent rule ; that there is 
flexibility enough in that rule to allow us to 
get rid of the old stock. [Applause.] I found 
it so. I have no doubt that if the gentlemen 
here will continue to give their experience on 
this point, they will find that the flexibility of 
the 20 per cent rule will allow them to satisfac- 
torily dispose of all their old stock. I am in 
hopes that the rule which works so well, which 
we have heard from all present has worked so 
well, will be stood by. 

lam very happy to say that in Buffalo it has 
been lived up to, and has worked well. It 
seems to me that 20 per cent gives us plenty 
of margin for unloading our old stock. If not, 
it seems to me it is better to retain that 20 per 
cent limit ; and if we have got stock that is so 
bad that we can not unload it at 20 per cent to 
some one, let us give it away to some honest 
institution that will appreciate it. Our expe- 
rience in Buffalo has been, that public and 
private libraries, and those that expect a dis- 
count, are entirely satisfied, and we have found 
that in new stock there is no difficulty in ob- 
taining retail prices ; 20 per cent is sufficient 
to unload any stock we have got. If that rule 
is adhered to, we would be more careful in our 
buying, and publisher.? would be more careful 
in regard to what they publish. We want a 
book to be worth at any time, with or without 
covers, within 20 per cent of the retail price. 
It seems to me that if we lay that resolution on 
the table and do not say any thing about it, and 
leave the old rule, which we found good enough 
to go on for this year on that basis of 20 per 
cent, we shall be able to unload every thing we 
want to. and the people will be satisfied, and 
we shall be satisfied. I therefore move that the 
resolution be laid on the table. 

Mr. Lockwood thought the flexibility of the 
20 per cent rule would not do much good in 
thai case; that only affects certain classes, and 
the classes would not be attracted by the books 
referred to. 

The President : Mr. Taylor's remark about 
giving the stock away, reminds me of a little 
incident where a lot of books were laid out to 
be given to some institution, and one of the 
hooks having been laid out by the employer, 
one of the clerks came and wanted to know 
what those books were for. I said — [Great 
laughter] Well, gentlemen, is it not always 
better to be honest ? [Laughter.] — I said it was 
a donation ; he said he thought it was a joke. 
[Applause and laughter.] Well, gentlemen, 
this gives him an opportunity of disposing of 
all his old stock. 

Mr. Ingham said there were many men here 
who can not join this Convention if that reso- 
lution is laid on the table and no other passed to 
lake its place ; you could not get men to join 
this Association, because it is the worst thing 
that can be done. By request, Mr. Taylor 
withdrew his motion to lay on the table. 

Mr. Taylor said further: It seems to me if 
this resolution passes, and you have stock that 
«as been on hand six months, you have a right 
to dispose of such books at any discount you 
please. As I said, our 20 per cent rule works 
well, and under that I think stock may be sold 
as damaged stock ; but there is just as much 
^ock on my shelves, perhaps, that has been 
Acre six months, and which is as good as that 
that has come in more recently. I think there 

is a strong objection to this rule. Of course 
I would like to hear it discussed. I do not 
wish to cut that off by moving to lay it on the 
table. Let us have a margin that we shall not 
go below. 

Mr. Arnold said, that of course the matter 
wholly turns upon the interpretation given to 
the 20 per cent rule. If the opinion prevails, 
that any person can dispose of the shelf-worn 
goods at any price, there is no need of this re- 
solution ; but otherwise I think it is essential for 
the success of the book business that it should 
be passed The bane of the book business 
everywhere is old, shelf-worn stock. It will ac- 
cumulate in five years enough to take off the 
profit of a whole year. We buy holiday stock 
and sell it off at a good profit ; the holiday is 
passed ; we keep it until the next holiday, and 
its value is seriously impaired, besides being 
out of date, and it ought to be sold immediate- 
ly, and ought to be thrown on the market for 
the welfare of the dealer soon. Every dealer 
has this stock, and places it in taking an inven- 
tory as not worth more than half the retail price. 
I think we can not get rid of such stock under 
the 20 per cent rule without some arrangement 
of this kind. It may be left to a local board 
in each town who should say what books should 
go into this stock, and what should not ; but 
the privilege of selling damaged stock at re- 
duced prices we must have. 

Mr. Ingham said that we, in the West, have to 
take back a great deal of stock ; we can not 
send it to the publishers, and must have some 
way to get rid of it. I have no objection to its 
being put in there, that any stock put on a ta- 
ble, marked old stock, should not be sold for 
less than half price. I can not carry this stock 
from year to year to get 20 per cent upon it. 
We can not do it, and booksellers will not join 
unless there is some outlet. We worked un- 
der that rule last year, and I presume half of 
these gentlemen have had an old table, and I 
wish to know if one of them knows of the abuse 
of this rule. I know of none. 

Mr. Martin Taylor understood the gentleman 
to say we have worked under this rule last year ; 
if so, why disturb it ? Mr. Lee suggested as an 
amendment permitting dealers to dispose of 
old stock during the month of January without 

Mr. West said : It made no difference to him ; 
in fact, we have no table of this kind ; when we 
get on hand a certain quantity we lump them 
off to a second-hand dealer. I am aware that 
there are not second-hand dealers in every 
vicinity, and many do not have an opportunity 
to get rid of such stock ; so I think it is neces- 
sary to have a resolution of this kind. One 
month does not seem to meet the case. I think 
three months would be better. I am fearful if 
this resolution is adopted extending this pri- 
vilege through the year, it must work mischief 
among our retail men. I am almost positive 
it will be thus. There seems to me to be no 
difficulty in disposing of goods damaged ; and 
I will suggest that amendment be made for 
three months, naming January, February, and 

Mr. Avery, of Rochester, said that it struck 
him that is just what we booksellers are com- 
plaining of; issuing these catalogues for three 
months is enough to fill the country with the 
notion of books for half price. It strikes me 
that Mr. Taylor has the right view of it ; the 

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man who buys judiciously and takes care of it 
will work off his stock at this discount ; if it is 
damaged, he can do what he likes. This reso- 
lution opens the gates to such men as Boston 
and New- York are full of, to issue circulars and 
throw them into the face of our customers, and 
now we propose to open the gates for the rest 
of the trade to do what Boston and New- York 
are doing to the damage of our stock. There 
is no justice in that, it seems to me. 

Mr. Stevens said : I hope the one month 
clause or three months clause will not pass ; I 
think Mr. Taylor's motion ought to be carried ; 
we have gone on very nicely so far. An inci- 
dent which happened a few days ago will illus- 
trate this idea very well : A little four-year-old 
girl was playing in the garden and caught a little 
flying bug ; she put it in a little box, and put a 
hat over the top of it, and fastened up the sides 
of it securely with brick. She then took off the 
hat from the box, which was open at the top, 
when out flew the bug ; when the child ex- 
claimed : " Mr. Bug, what made you fly out of 
the top ?" [Laughter.] We have gone on and 
made a tight box of the 20 per cent rule, and 
now we propose to go on and take the top off 
and leave it open to everybody. 


Mr. Knight hoped they would pardon him 
for speaking so often ; he had hoped the deci- 
sion of the committee would pass without de- 
bate. I feel interested in this question, and 
you will pardon my zeal. I do not know how it 
is that you booksellers buy so discriminatingly. 
Take the large measure of new English books 
published. The bookseller who wishes to do 
the best he can for his constituents, who wish 
to know all that has been done in the world of 
thought and letters, must have some loop-hole 
to escape. We have no desire to sell new 
books at cost prices, no thought of any thing of 
that kind. I know I can not, and my friend 
would not indorse me in any such action. 
This is a matter that must be left to our dis- 
cretion. Here is a book published at four 
dollars. There is some competition, -and an- 
other publisher gets out an edition. What 
shall we do ? Sell at 50 off? No, you have 
got to stick to your prices ! Take a medical 
work published this year, and next year some 
slight alterations are made, and a new edition 
out. What are you going to do with that edi- 
tion ? A customer comes and asks, " What is 
the price ?" " Six dollars." He says, " Is that 
the latest edition ?" We hem and haw, and say 
" No." He says, " I can buy this new one at ten 
per cent off. How much will you take for the 
old one?" We say, "Ten per cent." Where 
are you now? I think we should have it left 
to our discretion. I think it is for the best 
interests of the retailer and of every publisher 
that such should be the case. It is for the 
interests of the publisher that we should turn 
old stock, into money to put new books in its 
stead. I do not think it is letting down any 
bars for underselling, and there is a point you 
seem to overlook. I am sure we are willing 
to be amenable to your law. If we advertise 
any book that is not proper, we shall be willing 
to answer to the Arbitration Committee for it. 
I do not wish to convey any idea of threat, 
but I come here with authority from my firm 
to indorse all that is done that is wise and 
proper. But I do not think they will feel 

satisfied to have me vote or indorse or sign 
any agreement that would tie us up and pre- 
vent us from getting rid of our stock. In the 
last year, we have done as we have in former 
years. Any stock that has become worn, 
faded, or by mail-marks, or wet, or any of 
those things, we have put on our cheap coun- 
ter and sold. If the withdrawal of this motion 
will allow us to do that, I shall vote for it ; it 
not, I shall not. 

Mr. Martin Taylor thought if people under- 
stood the 20 per cent as the bottom price, we 
should get along all right as we are. 

Mr. Ingham said : the publishers have asked us, 
over and over again, to have confidence in them ; 
now I ask the publishers to leave it to us, and 
give us their confidence that we are not going 
to sacrifice our stock under this rule. I think 
we are entitled to ask that they will leave it to 
us, and we will not sacrifice our stock in this 
manner. But this is an important right that 
we must have, and we and you are extremely 
interested in our opportunity. I think it 
would be a very unfortunate thing if you de- 
feat this resolution. Mr. Taylor would say 
to Mr. Ingham in reply — " and I speak from 
the same standpoint that he does, as a book- 
seller, and not as a publisher — it seems to me 
that nobody will complain if we leave the 
matter as it was last year. I have not heard 
any complaint from any bookseller that takes 
it on himself to sell old books in any way he 
likes. We have legislated on the maximum 
discount which applies to a first-class stock of 
goods, and our own consciences will tell us 
whether we are violating the rule in the man- 
ner in which we sell our books." 

Mr. Ingham said that with the understand- 
ing Mr. Taylor has of it, he should not object ; 
but he wished to keep the engagements he 
made, and wished to have it understood how 
the matter in fact stood. 


Mr. James Campbell, of Boston, here said : 
I do not know that I understand very well what 
you are about ; but while 1 am fully in sympa- 
thy with any thing that can be done to make 
our business more honorable and somewhat 
profitable, I also curl up very quick when 
any one attempts to invade what I think are 
my own private rights. I think that this Con- 
vention is going out of its way, when members 
attempt to talk or use up our time about this 
matter. I thought so last year, and I think so 
now. I think if there is not honor enough 
among the trade to take care of what they call 
old stock, and they find they are sold on it, 
and want to get some money out of it, if we 
can not trust to their honor to make that thing 
right, I think that no bond would make them 
honest men. [Applause.] 

I am ready to do any thing to sustain the trade 
honorably and keep up the prices. I am in favor 
of just this, and I can say it in a word : that all 
publishers, as honest men and manufacturers, 
should manufacture their goods at an honest 
price, and sell them for only that. [Applause.] 
1 am willing to trust them when they say, " We 
will do that as men." And then, when we get 
all the live books in the regular trade, that we 
should sell them just at that price, and no less 
But I want just tne same privilege to sell what 
I am stuck on. I am not rich enough, like 
my brother on the platform, to be able to give 

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away these books. If I could I would. For I 

certainly have some books, and good books 

too, that I have had in my store not six months, 

but six years, and I would like to get some 

money out of them. I would try, and am 

trying, and 1 do not want you to interfere with 

my privilege to do that. When you or any 

member of the Association find me or any 

body else violating the rule in this respect, 

put your finger on us. I am willing you should 

do that at any time, and if I can, I will explain ; 

and if I can not explain, I will apologize to 

the Association. Now, I say, Mr.. Chairman, 

drop this sort of thing, and let us work on 

some cardinal rule, something that has bottom 

and force to it, some thing that will control 

the whole trade ; and let every gentleman that 

keeps a bookstore, and finds himself overrun 

with poor stock, let him get as much money 

as he can out of it. I have some in my store 

now that I can not get rid of, and they are 

clean and good, and I put them at half-price, 

and I can not get it. And if I can not get fifty 

cents, I will take a quarter ; and when that 

class of books is out of my store, I will never 

have any more in. 

I am willing to make good bills, and some- 
times I believe what I am told, and take what 
appears tc be a good book, and make large 
hills on it. There is a gentleman in this Con- 
vention that more than six years ago persuaded 
me to make a large bill in this class of goods, 
and I have the goods now. I want that you 
should not interfere with private rights, for 
there is a good portion of us at least who are 
honorable, and we want to save all we can and 
make what we can ; and where there are those 
that are not honorable, then let us combine 
•and make them honorable men, if it is in our 
power to do it, and keep them from destroying 
our trade. You have a man in Chicago who 
advertises that he has the cheapest house, the 
cheapest bookstore in the United States. 
There is another one in New- York who adver- 
tises that he has the cheapest bookstore in the 
world ; and you have one in Boston who will 
give you a premium if you will buy twenty 
dollars' worth of books. While you have such 
men in the trade, why do you waste time on 
such a resolution as this? We have bought 
the publishers' books, and many of us have 
been taken in by them ; and now, what I want 
is that you shall not interfere with our private 
rights. Suppose we are doing the best we can, 
and suppose we are wanting to do the best we 
can with our stock, we can not afford to put 
them in the contribution-box ; and if I can not 
get a quarter for my books, 1 will get ten cents 
for them, and no good-natured bookseller will 
persuade me to buy that kind of stock again. 


Mr. J. B. Parker, of Hanover, N. H., said he 
was a retail bookseller, and would like to say 
a word or two in relation to this last movement. 
I have a single example first to offer of how 
this movement is going to work. I have built 
up, or been the means of building up, some 
twenty or more libraries. I started the book 
business in Hanover about ten years ago. Be- 
fore that time I think there was not a thousand 
dollars' worth of books sold in the place. Now 
I sell about twenty thousand dollars' worth 
a year, and it has got to be so that the people 
about think that they ought to compete for the 

trade. Before I built it up they thought it was 
so insignificant a place that it was not worth 
notice, and it was not at the time, in regard to the 
book business. I carried about eight thousand 
dollars' worth of stock, and by carrying such a 
large stock I built up the trade. And now 
certain stores in Boston, New- York, and Phi- 
ladelphia are writing and sending the cata- 
logues which have been mentioned. Almost 
every student in the college has one, besides 
the individuals in the town. So, the other 
day one of these libraries would buy a thou- 
sand dollars' worth of books. They sent a list to 
these different firms. One firm, in Boston, 
offered them 35 per cent discount from the list, 
comprising Prescott's and Irving' s works, and 
that class of publications. Another firm of- 
fered them 40 per cent if they would buy the 
balance of their list from their store. I saw 
the firm in Boston, and asked them how they 
did it. They said they could not make that 
discount on the standard works, but their dead 
stock averaged in at that. Now, if no discount 
at all was mentioned, what is to hinder them 
from saying, " We will sell you this list ol 
books at such a price ; the retail price is so 
much " ? How much of a mathematician will it 
take to say what the discount will be ? I recol- 
lect attending a convention last year in which 
we all signed this twenty per cent rule and ten 
per cent rule. I had furnished the medical 
college with their books ever since I have 
been in the business until last winter,. Since 
signing that rule, I considered myself bound 
to adhere to it. I went home, and instead of 
giving the fifteen per cent as heretofore, 
I changed to ten per cent. What did they do, 
but write around and see what discount they 
could get on their books from different publish- 
ers, and they were offered them at 20 and 2^. 


The Rev. W. H. Shuey, of Ohio, said he 
was with this movement in its incipienoy, and 
had attempted to practice the agreements laid 
down by the Association, and I have never 
understood that the 20 per cent rule applied to 
the masses — that is, to the consumer — in the 
cases of dead stock. We have not considered 
ourselves bound by the 20 per cent rule when 
we wished to work off Our unsalable stock. 
We have done this all the way through. 
We have heard no complaint from any direc- 
tion, and it seems to me that we need not wade 
through further legislation in regard to this 
matter. The gentleman from Boston* says he 
has stock on his shelves that has been there 
for six years. I had stock on my shelves, 
4000 volumes, that had been there for twelve 
years, and the best I could do with it was to 
lump it off for about eighty acres of worthless 
land in Indiana, and I boxed up the books and 
sent them off the best way I could. It seems 
to me we need nothing further than we 
have. Let the rule stand in regard to good 
salable stock, and let us do the best we can 
with that which is unsalable. 

Mr. G. H. Putnam, of New- York, said he 
thought the signing of this agreement gives 
much more of a loop-hole than Mr. Taylor ap- 
prehends. The invalidating of any part of our 
agreement weakens the whole. If we are al- 
lowed to sell at any thing lower than the 20 per 
cent rule, it should be so stated. We want to 


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know to the letter and the spirit what we are 
going to hold to. I believe with my friend 
Knight, that some way is needed to get rid of 
those books of which the publishers may have 
mistaken the character. What we do want to 
be sure of is, that booksellers have a little en- 
terprise in bringing those books before the 
public. There are not many bookstores in 
the country managed with the enterprise of that 
store in Troy ; and the booksellers of the 
country should use more enterprise in bring- 
ing their books before the public. I think 
that one or the three months allows an oppor- 
tunity for those scurrilous clearance catalogues 
to be put in circulation. The honorable book- 
seller ought to be protected, and there has got 
to be some loop-hole for him to get rid of this 
dead stock. If this measure is defeated, I 
am much afraid that the, booksellers of the 
country will find their shelves filled with old 
stock from which they are not going to realize 
any thing; and they will have So much the 
less means to buy with, and so much the less 
means for doing business. 

Mr. S. T. Bowen, of Indianapolis, said : 

If those resolutions are passed, it will be 
found that whoever wishes to get rid of a dead 
stock of books must take them from his stock, 
and put them together on a separate table. I 
believe that is the reading of this resolution. 
Then his neighbors can come in and see 
whether he is putting good stock there ; and if 
he is, then of course he is subject to be brought 
before the Committee. During the last year, 
there have been clearance sales, and books 
have been sold that were fresh and new, for less 
than the 20 per cent. I think it is far better that 
we should control this matter, than to leave it 
to the discretion of every individual bookseller. 
My objection to the last amendment is, if there 
is a month in which the flood-gates can be 
opened, there are many booksellers who would 
take advantage and abuse the privilege ; they 
would say to their customers, " Wait till Janu- 
ary, and I will sell you books at better than 20 
per cent discount." 

Mr. Lockwood, of Boston, moved the pre- 
vious question, at which the President said : 

I think it very undesirable that we should 
stand upon strict parliamentary usage, in one 
sense, for I think we ought to talk this matter 
out. I think that in this body, over which I 
have had the honor to preside, the previous 
question has never been put in operation so 
long as any one wished to talk on the subject 
before the house. Accordingly, Mr. Lockwood 
withdrew«his motion for the previous question. 

Mr. Parker, of Andover, said he had prac- 
ticed making an auction two evenings in the 
year, to sell that which was damaged or un- 

Mr. Martin Taylor thought it might be better 
to sell damaged stock to some auction shop in 
town, and that does not interfere with us in any 
matter. It goes to people who do not come to 
our store. It is a thing that no one would ob- 
ject to. It requires no resolution to be passed. 
You can go through and clean out the stock 
you believe will not sell. I find in my trade a 
book that has stood on my shelf for some time, 
and looks to me as if it had stood there about 
long enough. By and by somebody comes 
along and wants that very book — perhaps the 
Mechanics' Library wants it ; and by keeping 
your eyes open and looking for such customers, 

taking him to that and selling for 20 per cent 
off, he is satisfied. 


Mr. Cushing, of Baltimore, said he at first 
started in favor of the original resolution, but 
as I hear the discussion of the members, I 
think what a strong argument that is, and when 
the other side speaks, I feel somewhat so to- 
wards them. J feel that it is a fatal thing in tak- 
ing our first decisive departure from the 20 per 
cent rule. I want the 20 per cent rule kept ; 
there should be a fair and square coming up to 
the spirit and the letter. I would offer the fol- 
lowing resolution as a substitute : 

Resolved^ That the mode of disposing of un- 
salable stock be left as at present to the discre- 
tion of each dealer. 

The resolution was seconded. 

Mr. Coates would add that no book be called 
unsalable until it is six months old. 

Mr. Brown called for the reading of the 
original resolution, and said : It seems to me 
that covers all this. It only puts in words the 
mental reservation we had in our minds before. 
It embodies that, so that all understand it. First,, 
this stock must be six months old. Is there any 
thing bad about that ? It is unsalable stock. 
It must be cleaned out and put by itself. There 
it is, and my brother bookseller will come into- 
the store and see whether or not I have any 
thing there that is wrong. If I have, he has his 
redress. If I put nothing there but what he 
himself would place there, I see nothing in the 
way of that. 

Mr. B. B. Crew, of Atlanta, Ga., said he was 
not a member of this Association, but would 
like to become a member. It seems to me it 
would be well if there were an amendment like 
this inserted, that no matter what price a book- 
seller offered to sell these books at retail, he 
shall be compelled to give the original discount 
to any other dealer. 

The President thought that in the discussion, 
of this whole question, while it has been well 
to have it, ihere has been some misapprehen- 
sion in regard to the matter itself. I take it 
most of us here carry very little of what you 
may call unsalable stock. Of course we have 
it more or less, but I never have supposed for a 
single moment that when I put upon a counter 
50 or 100 volumes of unsalable, dead stock* 
and offer it at 30 cents a volume, the retail 
price of which was a dollar to two dollars and 
a half, that I was violating any rule. I agree 
with Mr. Cushing — we have got to trust to the 
judgment of the dealers themselves ; for if it is 
supposed that by the adoption of this resolu- 
tion we are to shut out such instances as cited* 
no resolution of this kind will shut them out. 
And I think that if, with all the good sense 
that has been displayed in this Convention* 
this resolution of Mr. Cushing could be passed 
by you, it would cover the whole ground, and 
no one could be hurt by it. I do believe with 
Mr. Campbell in the right of private judgment. 

The substitute for the resolution was then 
read again and carried. 

Postage Rates. 

On motion, the fourth resolution of the Com- 
mittee of Thirty was adopted, as follows : 

Resolved, That the Executive Committee be 
instructed to prepare a petition to Congress* 
praying that body to restore the former rates ofT 


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postage on books and printed matter, and pre- 
sent the same to the members of this Associa- 
tion for signature. 


Mr. R. R. Bowker, of New- York, then offered 
the following resolution, which was unani- 
mously carried : 

Resofbed, That in view of the approaching 
Centennial Exhibition at Philadelphia, this 
Convention urges all members of this trade to 
forward a full representation* of the American 
book trade at the Exhibition, and that a Com- 
mittee often of the members of this trade resi- 
dent in Philadelphia and vicinity be appointed 
by the Chair to further this end. 

The Committee was afterwards appointed, as 
follows : 

J. B. Lippincott, 

John A. Black, 

George Remsen, 

R. Porter, 

George Wood, 

Edmund Claxton, 

H. W. Coates, 

Mr. Lindsay, 

Mr. Blakiston, 

B. Griffiths. 

Mr. Bowker further said : 

I have to offer now a very important resolu- 
tion, which was proposed this morning, and 
which Mr. Wood's statement emphasized the 
importance of. I can say with him and with 
the Chairman, that considerable difficulty was 
found in the wording qf the resolution of the 
Put-in Bay platform, and the agreement signed 
by most of the Eastern houses as regards the 20 
percent rule. We had numerous reports from 
the booksellers, that the mere phrasing of it 
gave the notion to the public that everybody 
was entitled to the 20 per cent. There was also 
some ambiguous wording that should be cor- 
rected authoritatively. Let me add in a very 
lew words, there has been a very agreeable dis- 
appointment among those who came from the 
East, that the Convention has been so wise in 
directing its attention to the second resolution 
which you have passed to-day, and letting well 
enough alone for the present, so far as the 
question of discount is concerned. Those 
from the East know that the Convention has 
been wise in leaving that matter where it was. 
The action of this Convention will do much to 
bring the whole trade as well as the Associa- 
tion within that rule ; but we should have be- 
fore us a clear statement, which should be 
known at the retail price rule, and not the 20 
per cent rule — for that is not the rule, but the 
exception to it. 

Whereas, The prominence of the words " 20 
percent" in the resolution of the Put-in Bay plat- 
form, and in the agreement of the Central 
Booksellers' Association, has given rise to 
grave misunderstanding, 

Resolved, That a sub-committee from this 
Committee of Thirty be requested to draft are- 
statement of this important resolution, without 
altering its present tenor, so that the retail 
prices be definitely set forth as the basis of this 
rule, and discounts within this limit of 20 per 
cent as exceptions thereto ; and that they be 
requested to suggest any further definitions as 
to the meaning of " large buyers" or other 
phrases, that we may make the resolution a 

clear, explicit, and definite statement of the po- 
sitions as to discounts set forth for the guidance 
of those engaged in the reform. 

The resolution was carried. On motion, a 
committee of fifteen, to nominate officers for the 
ensuing year, was provided for. 

Mr. Martin Taylor brought forward the 
plan for an excursion to Toronto on Friday, 
by the courtesy of the Canada Southern R. R. r 
and after several other notifications had been 
given, the Convention adjourned to meet on 
Thursday, at ten o'clock. 

Fourth Session — Thursday Morning. 

The President called the Convention to 
order at about half-past ten, and after stating 
that the committees were no # t yet ready to re- 
port, said he would be very glad to have any 
member of the Convention who felt so dis- 
posed, come forward and give his experience 
in the same manner as at the meeting we had 

Another Experience meeting. 


He called upon Mr. Erastus Darrow, of 
Rochester, who said: It is interesting to look 
back through the almost thirty years that I have 
sold books in Rochester. That was formerly 
the flour city ; it has now changed its name and 
spells the ** flower" in the other way. We es- 
tablished twenty-five years ago the University 
of Rochester, and we have had some of the 
experience of other university towns. We have 
done a great deal to introduce literature and 
keep a large stock of books in Rochester. But 
we have been outsold by the publishers and 
their agencies, and through the seminary. I 
rejoice that our business is likely, not only in 
a local way, but in a national way, to be raised 
from the position of mere dealers to a profes- 
sion, and I feel very much encouraged by the 
action of this Convention and by the action of 
our local bodies. I believe that we shall raise 
our business to a profession, and that we shall 
feel that we have an interest in preserving and 
keeping our business in such shape that we 
can respect ourselves in it. We expected to 
have heard from one of our oldest booksellers, 
Mr. Dewey ; he has been thirty-one years in 
the trade. He was here during the first day 
of the Convention, and hoped to have remained 
and given you some of his experience in the 
business. We are represented by four or five 
of the booksellers — Sir. Avery, Mr. Wctmoie, 
Mr. Morris — and it gives me great pleasure to 
be able to meet you and give you this word. 

The President asked if the Rochester trade 
have felt any benefits from the action of the 
Convention last year. Mr. Darrow said that 
they felt they did not do the Put-in Hay Con- 
vention justice. We did not get interested in 
it early enough to attend it ; and we felt this 
year that we ought to interest ourselves in the 
Niagara Convention and attend it in strong 
force. We* did not get up a local organization 
last year, .is no member of the trade in Rochester 
attended the Put-in Bay Convention. We made 
a faint effort to get up an organization and act 
under it, but it was not carried out. We are 
now forming an association for Western New- 
York, including Syracuse. Elmira, Oswego, 
Rochester, Buffalo, Lock port, and shall perfect 
it a week from next Tuesday. 


The Niagara Falls Convention. [JVo. 184, July 24, 1875. 

The President asked if they had any better 
prices? Mr. Darrow replied : Yes, I think we 
felt a little good effect from the last year's meet- 
ing, but still we have not acted under it, and we 
are now determined to act under this 20 per 
cent rule of last year, and are perfecting the 
organization for Western New- York. I think 
we shall live up to it and carry it out success- 
fully, as we are likely to have the co-operation 
of publishers and jobbers as well as the confi- 
dence of our own dealers, and I believe that we 
shall find it is an interest that we can all carry 
out honorably and successfully. We can keep 
better stocks of books, and feel that we are get- 
ting some slight remuneration for our services. 


The President asked Mr. Sterling, of Water- 
town, N. Y., to come forward and take the 
stand. [Applause.] Mr. Sterling was happy 
to sav in favor of Watertown, that we have had 
no difficulty whatever in this matter of under- 
selling. I think I have not heard from any one 
yet but has had complaints to make in regard 
to underselling ; but in Watertown, my neigh- 
bors, Handford and Waterman, and myself, 
have had no trouble whatever. We have main- 
tained the regular retail prices of books, both 
miscellaneous and school-books. We have 
had but one thing to interrupt our peace, and 
that was the advent of a dollar store, which is 
the experience probably of a good many here. 

The President : A ninety-nine cent store. We 
want to be accurate about all things. [Laugh- 

Mr. Sterling : Yes, a ninety-nine cent store. 
About two weeks ago they came out with an 
entire column in our daily, advertising the stan- 
dard works of the day, the most salable books, 
like Mrs. Holmes and that class of books, for 
sale at ninety-nine cents. We, of course, were 
considerably stirred up at first — did not know 
what to do — thought perhaps we had better put 
our own books at less prices, and run them out. 
But we concluded to do nothing, and my im- 
pression is that they have done very little in- 
deed, if any thing — kept very few of the books, 
and those that were most wanted were not 
found. I have nothing more to say in regard to 
this matter. Of course we feel very deeply in- 
terested in this movement, and extremely anx- 
ious that the publishers should adhere most 
thoroughly and sacredly to the obligations they 
take upon themselves. I think, for one, that 
we should go a little farther than the Conven- 
tion are disposed to do ; but in due time pro- 
bably that will be brought about. I can ngt see 
myself the consistency of making the discounts 
to certain persons that are made. [Applause.] 

There is a class of persons whom we greatly 
respect, whom we consider the most important 
men in our communities, and those are the 
clergymen. They expect from us a discount 
of 20 per cent. I must say I do not see any 
reason why this should be so ; I think they 
should maintain their own dignity, or allow it 
to be maintained by paying 'the full retail price 
for books the same as any other class of persons. 
There is no reason why they should have a dis- 
count for books any more than for hardware or 
clothing, or any other material; and I think their 
own dignity, and the dignity of their profession, 
and their influence, would be increased if they 
N)uld expect to pay the full price. Of course 

we know a good many of them are not as well 
paid as they might be, but that should be pro- 
vided for in another way. Another thing we 
would like to see would be a little more defi- 
nite shape given to the clause as to the amount 
sold, from which a discount of 20 per cent is 
made. Now it is indefinite, and we do not 
know whether a large buyer is a $25 buy r or a 
$2500 buyer. 

The President said: I think it is only just 
that it should be stated that the professions 
themselves never ask for these discounts spo- 
ken of by Mr. Sterling. The plan did not origi- 
nate with them. If I remember, as far as discount 
to clergymen is concerned, it originated in the 
city of New- York, from one of the best and 
wisest men in the trade ; it did not arise out 
of an unworthy spirit, but simply out of a feel- 
ing that if he could get copies of his books in 
the hands of the clergy, they in turn would 
recommend them to their people, and he was 
willing to recognize his obligation to them by 
selling them at a less price. That, I think, 
was the beginning of that part of the system 
which gradually went into other professions, 
not because the professions themselves asked 
it, but because you, gentlemen, gave it to them. 
[Applause.] Mr. Sterling said : Perhaps if they 
were aware that the retail dealer lost on his 
books that he sold at 20 percent discount, they 
would feel differently. Mr. Randolph said he 
had no doubt about that. 


The President next called upon Mr. H. T. 
Clauder, of Lehigh Valley. 

Mr. Clauder spoke as follows : Gentlemen, I 
feel almost unworthy to represent the Lehigh 
Valley in the questions which are under dis- 
cussion in this Convention. I am compara- 
tively a new man in the business, having an ex- 
perience of but five or six years, whereas my 
friends have been in the business some twenty 
or twenty-five years. But none of those gen- 
tlemen could come, and they urged me to do so. 
In the letter that was read in your hearing 
yesterday, we of the Lehigh Valley who met 
last week, gave some of the points of difficulty 
which we have experienced ; and from the re- 
marks which were made yesterday, it is quite 
evident that our experience is that of the trade 
generally. This is the first convention that I 
have attended, and from what I have seen here 
I am satisfied that no live bookseller who 
wants to understand his business properly, 
and who wants at the same time to bring that 
prestige of influence which the local book- 
seller should have and should maintain with 
the publisher, can afford to stay away and 
not become acquainted with all the facts that 
he meets with here. The experience of each 
individual bookseller, when he has a complaint 
to make, is probably this : He complains to the 
publisher or the jobbing house with whom he 
happens to deal that he meets with these diffi- 
culties ; and the book-publisher or jobber 
hears the story so often, that he concludes that 
it is the story of a grumbler, a man that does 
not understand his business properly, and gets 
accustomed to it, and does not pay much atten- 
tion to it. However, when he comes to a con- 
vention like this, and hears some of the expe- 
riences some of us gentlemen from the country- 
have to go through, standing behind our coun- 
ter and occupying the position of an ordinary 

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fraud and swindler, in asking a price thai we 
have to ask hesitatingly, expecting that it will 
be asked of us to give our profit away to the 
buyer, and those things are presented in that 
way by the representatives of the trade through- 
out the country, it will have more weight, I feel 

As an instance to illustrate the abuse which 
this system has brought about, and how it acts 
against the publisher, I will give you a case 
that came under my observation about four or 
five years ago, when I first entered the business. 
Our school board there had some five or 
six hundred books to buy yearly ; I was taxed 
to furnish those books and maintain the school. 
My interest was there in the town, and I con- 
sidered myself a young man of at least some 
influence. I went to a school director, one of 
the prominent ones there, and suggested that 
when they got ready to buy their fall stock of 
goods, I would like to have them give me an 
order; I would furnish them at a reasonable 
rate. He said he never paid any money for 
books. That was news to me ; I always consid- 
ered them honest men, and I was really a little 
suspicious when he told me he never paid 
any money for books. I asked him how he 
managed it. He said the books were all given 
to them. I thought that was a pretty poor show 
for booksellers. He then explained to me that 
the publishers were so anxious to have the 
books introduced that they generally gave the 
first lot of books to get them into the school. 
44 Well, how then T I asked. "Well, when those 
books are worn out and used, we take some 
other publisher's books." For my part, I do 
not see where tbere is any profit to the pub- 
lisher from such a transaction as that. The 
people becoming aware of this fact, and think- 
ing they could not learn much in this way, pass- 
ed a law in the legislature, and since that time 
we have managed to get a little of the profit ; 
but it is still very little. There is not a single 
gentleman in that school board with whom I 
would not have influence enough to sell those 
books at a fair remunerative profit to myself, 
and I was perfectly willing to divide the trade 
with my contemporaries in business there ; 
but a rule allowing the sale of school-books to 
committees who are empowered to buy them, 
just cuts that right off. Those are a few of the 
things which are constantly working against 
our influence and against our business. I just 
give that as a prominent and very important 
example of the way that this manner of doing 
business works directly against publishers. 

I do not know that I have any thing further 
to say ; my experience is pretty generally that 
of most every one I have heard speak here. 
I hope that we will come to some conclusion 
by which the 20 per cent rule will be very care- 
fully and closely defined. We are not all ex- 
actly placed alike ; and in conversation with 
some of our Western brethren, I find they are 
a good deal better off in some respects than 
we are. I can tell some of our Eastern friends 
that that is the result of local co-operation or 
organization. The Western men are better 
united, I think, in some points of trade reform, 
than we are at the East. We have felt our- 
selves so weak and insignificant, when com- 
pared with the competition that we have to 
meet, on account of our close proximity to 
the large cities, that we have hesitated to take 
any steps in the matter. But for the last seve- 

ral years, ever since the trade reform has been 
suggested, I have contributed my mite, in my 
dealings with houses with whom I had busi- 
ness, by asking them to allow me, if they were 
satisfied that I was worthy, on account of the 
amount of business that I did, to transact busi- 
ness ,in my own territory, and at least give me 
some show. And I think I have convinced 
some of the gentlemen that it is the best policy, 
when they know the field is already occupied, 
to stay out of it. 

One fact is not recognized in the book trade 
— not in selling the books at least — the pro- 
portional expense in getting up a single copy 
of a book. When a publisher goes to work 
and makes an estimate of what a book is going 
to cost him, he does not estimate on one copy. 
He says the book must be sold at a certain 
price. If he commences selling that book by 
the single copy at the same rate as he does five 
or six thousand, the principle is wrong. It is 
contrary to all laws of business that one copy 
of a book should be sold at the same rate as 
a hundred or five hundred or a thousand copies. 
That is the basis of the injustice from the very 
start, and we all ought to recognize that fact 
more closely, publishers and retailers alike. 

The President said : 

I see in the room, gentlemen, one of the 
oldest members of the trade, whose name and 
house are perfectly familiar to men who were in 
the business in the Eastern States thirty years 
ago ; he has come a long distance to be with 
us, and I trust that he will come to the plat- 
form and give you a talk. I call upon Mr. 
Berry, of Nashville. [Applause.] 

Mr. Berry, however, pleaded illness, and the 
President continued : 

Gentlemen : I should be glad if he had come 
upon the platform, for he had the honor con- 
ferred upon him long ago of A.B., which means 
"a bookseller." [Applause.l 


He then called upon Mr. Sackett, from Mon- 
roe, Michigan. 

Mr. Sackett said that when our worthy Presi- 
dent called me to say a word, it reminded me of 
a story. I had the pleasure of being a farmer's 
son, and early in my boyhood did work on a farm. 
We lived on a new farm, and were breaking up 
the best of the ground for wheat, and there were 
stumps and hazel-brush, and all sorts of things 
to be cleaned out ; and after it had been plowed 
and harrowed, there were a great many roots a 
good deal in the way of harvesting. That was 
in the days when we had to resort to the cra- 
dle, and I was sent out with one of my father's, 
workmen, and was told to dig up the roots 
The man was plowing ; the plow went very 
easily, it seemed to me, and I thought it was 
pretty hard for me to be digging the roots and 
he be doing the plowing ; so I said, " Robert, 
suppose you let me plow, and we will change 
work." He said, "Come on and try it ;" and I 
went as fine as could be, and took hold of the 
plow. Well, part of the time the plow was 
out, and part of the time in one furrow, and 
part of the time in the other ; and I came back, 
and he began to talk to me, and just then a 
thrush lit in a tree, and began to sing ; and 
you know how they can warble almost any 
thing. The man said, " Do you hear that bird? 
Just hear what he says. He says, ' Sam Sack- 


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ett, Sam Sackett, trying to plow, trying to plow, 
too little, too little, dig roots, dig roots.'" 

Well, gentlemen, when you called me here I 
thought I had better beat work digging roots, 
and not come here to make a speech ; but I 
want to say a word about our place. The 
other booksellers of our place could not come, 
and I have come to represent them and myself 
as well. We have no trouble, so far as we are 
concerned, in prices. When the meeting of 
last fall was held we came together and made 
prices corresponding with the list, excepting in 
a few cases. We did not feel like charging 
26 cents for books put on the market at that 
price, nor 68 cents for others, but we made an 
even decimal ; and if it went a little beyond or 
a little below, very well — it was handy for 
prices, and I do not believe my neighbors 
have deviated one cent, and I know I have not. 
[Applause.] But we have one cause for com- 
plaint. We happen to be a little ways from 
Cleveland, and a little ways from Detroit, and 
not far from Toledo, and not very far from 
Chicago. When this question came up about 
20 per cent, we wanted to know what was 
meant by that 20 per cent, and I would like to 
know now. 

The Presiderit said : 

You will have that explained this afternoon. 

Mr. Sackett continued : 

There are some who understand it, sell to 
any one at 20 per cent that wants to buy, if 
they want one book or a hundred books. As 
I understand the reading of it. it does not 
mean any such thing. It specifies who the 
preferred classes are ; it is not to every body. 
It operates with us in this way : I buy a book 
and pay a dollar ; the retail price is a dollar and 
a half. They will sell it in Detroit, or Toledo, or • 
some of the other of these places, for less 20 per 
cent ; I have got to do the same. Now, while 
a man may be selling ten thousand dollars' 
worth of books, the ten per cent may be a very 
nice, compensation. But when he is just so 
near these other cities that he can not afford -to 
keep a large stock, and must order a small 
one, the expense of getting these few books 
will lake all this profit, or leave him not to 
exceed eight or ten per cent. It helps a little, 
but it will not put butter on your bread for 
your families, and the result is we have to do 
some thing besides sell books. I find if you 
go through the land you will rarely find a com- 
plete bookstore, standing simply on books and 
stationery for a living, in places up to 12,000 
inhabitants ; I represent the druggist and book- 

The President : 

" He kills and makes alive, gentlemen/' 

Mr. Sackett : 

Yes, sir. And I want to say one thing, with 

all due deference : That I have not quarreled 

with any publisher with whom I have had any 

thing to do. The publishers have been square 

and manly, and as a retailer I want to thank 

them for it. [Applause.] I believe that we 

have a right to say, " Well done !" And I want 

to say one other thing to you : That while we 

deal in drugs, drugs mean just what they are 

represented to be. If you want to buy the 

^meanest, vilest nostrum on the face of the 

"Hcth, you can buy a single bottle for no less 

1 the price the maker puts on it. He makes 

no exceptions for school ma'ams or school- 
masters. He is very glad if a clergyman sends 
him his name and states he needs something- 
of the kind. He will send him a bottle, but he 
takes no 20 per cent off, and he is square on his 
donation account. I think it is a shame ; and I 

think I never sold a bottle of 

but what I told the man it was the veriest hum- 
bug on the face of the earth ; we can not afford 
to sell a bottle without relieving our con- 
sciences in that way. [Applause and laugh- 
ter.] But here is a humbug, recognized as a 
humbug, sold as a nostrum by a quack — 
[laughter] — well, perhaps I am too, for selling- 

The President : I am glad Mr. Sackett has 
got the joke on him to-day. They had it on me 

Mr. Sackett : Well, I say it is a shame that 
persons who deal in this kind of stuff should be 
regarded in their manner of doing business be- 
yond and above, in all that we regard as business, 
the man that is engaged in selling books. Now, 
if I ask a man a dollar and a half for a book, he 
says, " Twenty per cent off," because he knows 
the ropes ; but I sell it to a poor laborer for a 
dollar and a half. I want to know if that is an 
honorable principle. Now, where is the fault, 
and how are you going to reach it? I think, if 
I understand it, that that is the very point of 
this Convention. Now, while I vote for this 
twenty per cent rule, or any thing that seems to 
be a compromise. I want it distinctly under- 
stood that I do it as a protest, just as I act as to 
the prohibitory law. I go for a license simply 
because in a certain sense it puts an evil in our 
hands ; but as a truth and a right between man 
and man, and man and God, I believe he stoops 
when he goes for that thing. Just so precisely do I 
feel in relation to this movement ; I think we are 
not right until every per cent is swept away ex- 
cept to the regular dealers. [Applause.] I think 
we have a right to hold the jobbers to that, and 
if we as dealers will say to our customers as 
friends, especially those in the business with 
us, if we find A, B, or C selling at twenty per 
cent, off goes his head, and we will not buy a 
dollar's worth of him — it may cost us a little 
more for books for the time being, but it is only a 
question of time. A man must do a square 
business or do none ; for the time being there 
will be men that will sell books at any price to 
get rid of them ; but if the retail dealers will 
stand squarely together on this thing, I think 
there will be no longer quibbling on the part of 
the jobbers. [Applause.] 

The President said : Gentlemen, Mr. Sack- 
ett does not understand precisely what this twen- 
ty per cent rule is ; there is some confusion in 
the minds of many people on this subject. The 
story is told of a lady who went into a book- 
store in New-York and asked the price of a book, 
which was a dollar. She asked the discount to 
clergymen, and she was told it was twenty per" 
cent. She asked the discount made to teachers — 
she was told that was twenty per cent ; then she 
told the clerk she wanted to buy the book at 
sixty cents, for her husband was a minister and 
she was a teacher. Whereupon the clerk asked 
her if she had any children ; she said she had a. 
girl and two boys ; and the clerk said to her, 
41 Madam, I would advise you to make your 
girl a. teacher, and your boys ministers, and you 
will hereafter get your books for nothing-. •* 
[Applause and great laughter.] 

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The Publishers' Weekly. 


Mr. Sackett continued : Another thing — a 
man buying a book can buy a large or small 
amount, and have his account settled once a 
year, and get his twenty per cent off. and get his 
books cheaper than I can buy, or very nearly as 
cheap. I must pay in thirty days, and he pays 
in six months. Now where is my money to be 
made in selling books ? 


The President said : Now, while it is a mat" 
ter of great regret that the organization of this 
Convention was delayed so long, it is a happy 
thought that it was not perfected until a period 
in our history when, in all the affairs of the na- 
tion as well as in the affairs of trade, we should 
know no North, no South, no East, and no West, 
but the whole country. [Loud applause.] And 
to-day, while we have delegates from the East 
and from the far West, we have also delegates 
from that far-off State of Texas. We should be 
very glad to hear from Mr. Watkins, of Texas. 

Mr. Watkins said : Gentlemen, I am sorry 
that my State, which is the largest in the Union, 
is represented by probably its smallest dealer. 
I had hoped to meet here to-day Mr. Cushing, our 
largest dealer, or Mr. Mason of Galveston, but 
owing to some circumstances they are not here. 
We of Texas are with you just as those of other 
States, although we have not felt the troubles 
you have to the same extent. Being isolated, and 
having some trouble in getting stock, we have 
had matters pretty much our own way. The 
people of our State have had too much diffi- 
culty in sending off to be able to take advan- 
tage of the discounts allowed them by pub- 
lishers until within the last two years. Within 
that time we have had railroad communications 
and telegraph direct ; the consequence is, we 
are beginning to feel the same troubles you 
have. The university troubles have been pretty 
much the same, and in one case I bring to mind 
now, the university has introduced books regu- 
larly every year, commencing with those of John 
P.Morton & Co., then of Mr. Barnes, then of 
Ivison, Phinney & Blakeman, until they had 
run clear through the list, and then they had to 
come back to the dealer and purchase of him. 
But these troubles have pretty much passed 
away, and now we are doing a square business ; 
and if this movement continues, I have no 
doubt we shall continue to do so. I am not in 
the habit of making speeches, and can not illus- 
trate the matter as well as some of our other 
brethren, but I will simply state that Texas is 
with our brethren of the other States, in this just 
as she is on the grand political platform of the 
Union. [Applause.] 


The President here called upon Mr. Shepard, 
of the house of Matt Foster & Co., of Kansas 

Mr. Shepard came here to give and take the 
right hand of fellowship with the booksellers 
from all parts of the United States. I have 
been a bookseller for a number of years, com- 
mencing at the bottom round of the ladder, 
and working my way up. I thought when I 
went into the business I had got a good thing, 
and there was a chance for making money. 
Before the convention at Put-in Bay, I came to 
the conclusion that I had missed my calling, 
and bookselling was not what it wfts cracked 
up to be. Since then, I am happy to say that 

things are looking better. I did not attend, 
nor did our house attend, at Put-in Bay. I am 
sorry now we did not. I have learned more 
since I came to this Convention, and found out 
what harmony there is in the trade, and how 
much you are united ; and I am glad to see it. 
[Applause.] 1 shall go home thoroughly 
braced up with the determination to stick to 
the twenty per cent rule. We have adhered to 
that rule lately. We have had bad times — 
drouth and grasshoppers ; but, notwithstand- 
ing that, things are looking up well. 

In regard to giving discounts to ministers 
and professional men, I have a word to say. I 
have among my customers one clergyman, to 
whom I. sold Froude's " England " at a discount ; 
and afterwards another customer came in, and 
I sold another copy to him. This customer 
afterwards saw the clergyman, and he says to 
him, " Why did you not speak to me, and I 
could have got you the copy for twelve dollars, 
for I got one for that 7" Now, gentlemen, what 
do you think of that? As I was coming in, a 
young friend of mine was telling me his expe- 
rience about a dry-goods man of his town. He 
had a new clerk in his store, and he became 
identified with the church, and after he had 
been there a few days, the minister came into 
the store, and this young man waited on him, 
and sold him a pair of gloves. When the 
minister went out, the young man went to the 
back part of the store, and his employer said, 
" John, what did you get lor the gloves ?" He 
said, "Well, he being our minister, I let him 
have them at cost." The employer said, " I 
am sorry you did it, and don't ever do it again. 
If you want to make him a present, you may do 
it, but don't make him any discount. If his 
friends ask him what they cost, he will tell 
them, and the next day they will come into the 
store, and they must have the same discount ; 
and this will ruin our trade." 

I would like, also, to speak about this post- 
age business — books being advertised as pre- 
paid by publishers. I should like to see books 
advertised with a certain percentage to cover 
postage, because we have custofners who come 
in and say, " Have you got a certain book ?" 
Sometimes, we have not, and we say, •• We will 
get it for you, if you wish." And he will say, 
" No ; I will order it by mail." I will say, " I 
will order it by mail for you, if you wish." But 
he will say, " No ; I prefer to get it myself; I 
can get it just as cheap, and quicker perhaps." 
I will say, "No; I can>get it as quick, and you 
will have to run the risk of your book being 
delayed ; besides, you will support me by buy- 
ing the book of me." Sometimes I can get the 
sale, and sometimes I can not. Therefore, 
I think it is no more than right, if the publish- 
ers advertise books at retail, they should ad- 
vertise them without postage paid ; or if they 
advertise postage paid, let them advertise a 
certain amount of postage. 


Mr. George H. Putnam, of New- York, said 
his impression was that the booksellers over- 
estimate the amount of books sent out by 
mail. I tested that once or twice by putting 
some effort into distributing books in that 
way. I had a list prepared and collected 
one. year of a certain number of people, and 
had a special circular mailed to that class, 
and told them about this particular work, and 


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that they could get it from us. We sent out 
eleven hundred circulars, and got orders for 
twelve copies. We sold enough copies of the 
book to know that the advertising a book in 
the way we did paid ; but we learned it was 
through the retail dealers, and that the teachers 
and others avoided sending for books by 
mail. A certain percentage of the books so 
sent are lost in going from the publishers, 
and of those that arrive, a very large proportion 
are more or less jammed or injured in the tran- 
sit, and those that try that plan once are the least 
apt to try it again ; the orders are not gene- 
rally repeated. We found it did not pay, and 
I deprecate doing business in that way. The 
advertisements are generally worded in such a 
way also as to have the buyers purchase of the 
retailer, who can get them for them. I do not 
think there is a perceptible percentage of books 
sold in that manner, and I think the injury in 
that way is overestimated.. The President said 
that his experience accords with that of Mr. 
Putnam in this particular. 

The Secretary having come in, he here read 
the minutes of yesterday's proceedings, and, 
on motion, they were approved. 

Mr. W. H. Watson, of Aurora, 111., presented 
the report of a meeting of retailers, called for 
last evening, as follows : 

At a very enthusiastic meeting of the retail 
dealers, it was unanimously resolved to retail 
books at 30 per cent discount, in order to com- 
pete with publishers. When this resolution 
was carried, the applause was loud and en- 
thusiastic. Being the only retailer present, I 
elected myself chairman of the meeting, and 
was likewise compelled to elect myself secre- 
tary. I hope my report will be received. 
Amid much laughter' it was received. 

Further Report of Committee of Tblrty. 

The President then called for the further re- 
port of the Committee of Thirty, which was 
presented by Mr. Jas. S. Baker, and accepted, 
as follows : 

The Committee of Thirty recommend to the Conven- 
tion the following resolutions : 

x. Resolved, That Article VIII. of the Constitution be 
amended to read as follows : 

8. The Committee on Arbitration shall take cognizance of 
all complaints made by members, for, alleged infractions of 
the by-laws and agreements of this Association. They shall 
endeavor, if possible, to reconcile the parties, and if not suc- 
cessful, may publish in the official organ of the trade a com- 
plete statement of the case, with their conclusions, and 
present the same to the Association at its next meeting. 

Mr. Baker explained • that the reason for 
changing this — and the change that some of 
you, perhaps, have not noticed — is this : that 
the present article recites that the Committee 
of Arbitration shall take cognizance of all com- 
plaints made by members ; you see it does not 
allow them to receive charges from those who 
are not members, as it now reads, " all com- 
plaints made by members." They can make 
complaints against any one. 

Upon motion, this resolution was adopted. 

a. They also recommend the following as a by-law : 
An underseller, in the meaning of this Association, is de- 
fined to be a dealer, whether a member of this organization 
or not, who in practice violates its by-laws and agreements 
as to the sale of books, this fact having first been proven to 
the satisfaction of the Arbitration Committee of this Asso- 

On motion, this was adopted as a by-law. 

3. They also recommend the following resolution : 
_ That this Association delegate to the Central Booksellers' 
-xiation the duty of presenting and urging the assent of 

all publishers to the resolution protecting the trade adopted 
by this Association. 

On motion, this resolution was adopted. 

The Importation of Enjgllah Books. 

4. They also recommend for adoption the following : 
IVAereas, The increasing importation of English books at 
merely nominal rates is enabling foreigners to supply the 
American market at prices so low that neither the honest 
importer nor the American publisher can possibly compete 
with them, thus injuring the revenue of the United States- 
and increasing the stagnation of this great American indus- 
try and rendering the publication of books by American 
authors unprofitable. 

Therefore^ Resolved^ That a committee of five be ap- 
pointed by the Chair to suggest measures for the proper im- 
provement of the present revenue laws, and to prepare a 
memorial to Congress to secure such legislation as may be 
necessary for the future. 

Mr. Randolph here yielded the chair to Mr. 
Isaac C. Aston, first Vice-President, and taking 
the floor, said : 

I think, gentlemen, if you pass this resolu- 
tion, you make a mistake. My conviction is, 
it is not our province to legislate on the evils 
of questions of this kind. I think the evil 
spoken of is over-estimated. Some of you are 
protectionists, and some are free traders. I 
am a free-trader. But this is not a platform 
for the discussion of political measures ; neither 
is it a custom-house on the border. And I 
think it is not becoming in us to come here 
and legislate upon the branch of the trade into 
which we have entered. We have urged the 
representatives of the English houses to join ; 
I think it is taking them, at a disadvantage ; I 
think they have a right to be heard ; and in the 
interests of the trade, and in the interests of 
free discussion, and in the interests of all that 
is fair and right and honorable in dealing, I 
put such weight as I have against the introduc- 
tion of this question into this assembly, against 
our action at this time. Why, we shall be 
called upon by and by to legislate upon the in- 
troduction of binder's boards and English 
cloth ! No, it is not within our province ; and 
if the American publishers can jiot, by a wise 
management of their business — if they can not 
meet this evil as they propose to meet the other 
evils of the trade — if I, as a publisher, can not 
by my sagacity decide what book the American 
people want, and by my enterprise put that 
book before the people, then it is time that I 
went out of the business. [Applause.] I am. 
sick and weary of flaunting this red flag of pro- 
tection in all places and everywhere. 

Now, gentlemen, if you throw this thing into* 
Convention, and we act upon it and pass it, you 
have put a firebrand here that you can not put 
out ; and instead of trying to do this by legisla- 
tion under auspices of this kind, I hold we have 
nothing to do with it. Let every man in his own 
place, according to his own interest, meet the 
question and act upon it. and not seek to get. 
out of his individual responsibility by laying it 
on an organized body. I sincerely hope that 
in our body there shall not enter the principle 
of special legislation against this thing. This- 
is the principle we have acted upon before ; and 
when any come with certain grievances against 
certain publishers, you have decided you can 
not legislate upon the action of the publisher 
and compel him to follow his goods into the 
open market and protect them there. You 
have asked him if he will not do it — that is per- 
fectly legitimate ; but this, in my judgment, has. 
no place here. 

No. 184, July 24, 1875.] 

The Publisher? Weekly. 


Mr. Coates wanted to see whether the reso- 
lution is for protection or against fraudulent im- 
portation. We do not ask the Convention to 
protect the publishers. The publishers do not 
ask the Convention to protect them, but they 
do ask that the Convention shall throw all the 
weight it has in favor of the importers who try 
to do their business honestly, and not those who 
get their goods at any rates they choose. 

Mr. Randolph submitted that it is not within 
the province of this Convention to decide who 
are honest and who are dishonest importers. 
If a vote is taken on that question — perhaps it 
may be unparliamentary to say so — that ques- 
tion must be put to this house by some one 
else than your President. [Applause.] 


On the call of Mr. Martin Tavl or. the resolution 
was again read by Mr. Lee, who said in explana- 
tion, it was the farthest idea of any gentleman of 
the Committee of Thirty that we were going to 
have political organism or legislation. It is 
known by ourselves that there is forced into this 
country a large amount of remainder books that 
have no sale at home, and trash that booksellers 
are filling their stores and windows with, books 
that have no place in your trade. They may be 
sold in the dollar stores for seventy-five cents, 
and be out of control of your numbers. Some- 
times a ys. 6d. book is entered in the Custom- 
house at a sixpence. We can form a national po- 
lice to follow every article ; we have a right to ; 
but who is going to pay our bills ? Believing a 
large amount of the demoralization of the book 
trade comes from the long discounts that are 
made by parties selling or disposing of these 
books, demoralizes the trade so that regular 
books have no chance or show, it was the pur- 
pose of the committee to place the question in 
the hands of a committee to work during the 
year antf report at some future meeting, or take 
such action through the Publishers' Weekly 
as would keep the Association posted in regard 
to all these matters. A publisher has a right to 
join this Association ; his interests are with the 
Association. The retail dealer, the jobber, 
and publisher, are all represented here, and 
some of the publishers had desired to bring to 
the consideration of the meeting the fact that 
books can be made and imported against books 
that are made in the regular way. Mr. Harper 
was proposed upon the committee. If we ask 
for protection, we are forced to use our moral 
suasion to protect them. I hope that this debate 
will proceed in a dignified manner, and so that 
our President, who for the first time has stood 
in opposition, shall say, " I was wrong : you 
have done well, boys !" I believe in free trade 
in books ; but we are trying to regulate the 
prices of American books — it is not importers 
we are talking about. How shall we recognize 
foreigners who do not recognize your Associa- 
tion ? They look about, but do not join it. 

Mr. Sheldon said that Mr. Randolph is one of 
the bright and shining lights of our reform. [Ap- 
plause.] Indeed, I may say that if he had not 
been elected President at Put-in Bay this move- 
ment would not have Been the grand success it 
now is. But I think, Mr. Chairman, that the 
difference between our President and Mr. Lee 
and myself and many others is more seeming 
than real. I do not believe any of us propose 
to enter into the question of high or low tariff- 
that is one that divides this nation from one end 

to the other, and it is one which even a respect- 
able body of booksellers can not settle. I think 
our President would have understood, if he had 
been present this morning in the committee, 
that it is an act of simple justice. Those of us 
who are making American books have a right 
to ask that the laws pi the government, such as 
they are, be fairly carried out. The honest 
American importer has vital interest in it. 
Where is he when he is obliged to pay duty on 
what comes from foreign markets, at what they 
cost, and compete with those who import at any 
valuation? All we ask of the government is to 
have the laws plain, and put every one on the 
same level, and enforce them with equality. If 
you can not indorse this proposition, I ask how 
much you can do to build up the American field 
of letters? 

Mr. Lee asked that we hear from Mr. Hough- 
ton, who, he understood, has some facts and 
figures ; if they do us no good, they will do us no 

mr. houghton's speech. 

Mr. H. O. Houghton, of Cambridge, Mass., 
spoke as follows: 

Mr. President and Gentlemen .of the 
Convention : In common with all, I admire 
the adroitness with which your Chairman, at all 
times and on all occasions when a ripple of 
discontent or disorder has arisen, has come in 
and set every thing to going smoothly. He is 
like Sheridan as I saw him on one occasion ; 
when every thing looked dark, he came in, and 
all was placid and calm as a summer morning. 
That he should now light the torch of discord, I 
should be unwilling to believe. [Applause.] 
Far be it from me to introduce any thing here 
which shall not be for the interest of the Amer- 
ican Book Trade Association. If it is not an 
American book trade association, what is it ? and 
what is for the interests of one of the trade, we 
have had repeated here over and over again, is 
for the interests of all the trade. I have conned 
one article of your constitution, and I heard it 
first from the lips of the Chairman, that next 
to the church and school-house was the book- 
seller's vocation. What is the bookseller? We 
will have that defined. If the church and 
school-house and bookstore are the great 
means of educating the people, a bookseller 
must have some interest in common with the 
people. He must be beyond the mere man 
who passes his book over the counter to the 
customer and takes his money ; he must have 
some interest in the welfare of the customer, the 
same as the teacher or the minister, or else he 
has no stand in that category. We have a nota- 
ble instance of a man who did a great deal for 
this country. A hundred years ago, he shoul- 
dered his musket and fought the British in the 
Revolution, that we might have the privilege of 
making our own goods and buying where we 
pleased. That man went there serving as a 
common soldier in the army. He thought it 
was better to have an American language. That 
man was Noah Webster, and tlfe tap of his drum 
from that day to this has been heard around the 
world. [Great applause.] It was not because 
he was a mere dictionary-maker, but because he 
was an American citizen, and that was at the bot- 
tom of all that stimulated all his energies. And 
although I do not wish to go into the question of 
political economy — we all believe in free trade, 
even our Chairman believes in free trade, except 


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in religion, and there he is a protectionist — if 
his views are carried out, what will become of 
all the booksellers ? 

Mr. Randolph : "I am a Calvinist." [Laugh- 

Mr. Houghton continued : If a man owns a 
thousand cattle, and another man owns a thou- 
sand acres of grass, the man that owns the cat- 
tle is a free trader ; he is bound to have the 
grass if he has to break the fence down to get 
it. A few weeks ago we had the spectacle of 
an English publisher walking up to the prime 
minister and asking him to protect them against 
the pirates and vandals of America. It would 
be as proper to have the contractors of beef on 
the Western prairies go to the President to pro- 
tect them against the Indians. The two cases 
are precisely parallel ; here the English are 
swarming into this country. You find them in 
every hamlet, selling books at such a rate, im- 
porting them at such a price, that a leading pa- 
per-maker offered to go into the custom-house 
and take them at their appraised value, and 
grind them up and make them into paper stock. 
Can this Association stand that kind of compe- 
tition? If it can, may this Association be pros- 
pered ! • 

I do not wish to dwell upon these things; I 
want to show these gentlemen what the effect 
of the present state of things is. I have stu- 
died this matter with a great deal of care, and I 
am willing to say that if to put us on an equal 
footing with the English is protection, then I 
am a protectionist clean through ; but if we arc 
going to start in the race, and our American 
nag is fettered, and has to carry weight besides, 
and the other is allowed all the legislation and 
every thing else in the country, then I do not 
want to be in any such free trade as that. Now 
somebody has said they can bear any thing ex- 
cept beinjj twitted with facts; facts are doubtful 
things sometimes ; theories are a great deal 
prettier, because thev are easier, and always 
smooth.' You can tell a story where a lover is 
always breaking his neck but they always come 
out in the end all right. Now I propose to 
give you the facts as near as I can get at them. 

You may say the United States census is 
of no account, but it is the only means we have of 
determining what our products are, and the re- 
port of the Revenue Department of the imports 
and exports. A great many of the imports, no 
doubt, come without making entries at the Cus- 
toms Department. Our trade suffers more in 
various ways than any trade in the country. 
The making of stereotype plates for books is 
almost entirely hand labor. I went carefully into 
this matter, and I found that seven eighths of the 
cost of producing stereotype plates is manual la- 
bor; that the material and machinery amount to 
about one eighth. We all know our labor is 
about three times here what it is in England, 
and when the English base their cost of books, 
they ignore this $1000 to the $10,000, and they 
reckon the cost of the book at the cost of the 
paper and the printing. Within a short time an 
important official of the government told me 
that the custom now is to invoice a book at 90 
per cent off the retail price ; and that is free 
trade ! I suppose Brother Randolph would 
say, you have a right to cheat as much as you 

This resolution is to have the-revenue laws 
enforced. I would like to know if anybody 
ever saw the revenue laws enforced. I have 

had difficulty in getting officers to work unless 
they had a large moiety behind. As the book 
trade does not give that, it is a most difficult 
thing to get them to do that or any thing. This 
has nothing to do with the question of protec- 
tion or free trade. Before the war, when print- 
ing and bookselling generally was a pretty 
mean sort of business in this country, and 
amounted to very little comparatively, there 
were 41 stereotyping and electrotyping estab- 
lishments in the country ; since that time, we 
have been through the greatest civil war ever 
known. We have had a depreciated currency, 
and a British author in 1874 would not receive 
pay for his copyright on his books, because our 
currency was good for nothing. If we had 
more of that currency to-day, we should have 
no need of the Put-in Bay rule. [Applause and 
hissing.] I do not mean to say I am in favor of 
an irredeemable currency, but it illustrates the 
fact. In 1870, after a decade of unparalleled 
prosperity in the book business, we had only 36 
of these establishments [stereotyping and elec- 
typing]. The capital invested in i860 was 
$126,500 ; in 1870 there was $1,033,200 ; but you 
must remember that the dollar was worth 
more in i860 than in 1870. 

I want to come to another point which also 
shows more than anything else the growth of 
our business — that is, a growth backward. In 
1870, there was of book printers and publishers 
in this country, 40 ; they had a capital invested 
of $2,128,993, and had a product of $3,568,823. 
In 1873 the invoice of importations to this 
country were $2,916,354 — within $600,000 of 
the whole product of the country ; and that had 
grown from i86o,when it amounted to less than 
^alf a million, and up to 1869 did not get be- 
yond a million. In 1869, from Great Britain 
alone it is $1,102,000, and from the whole of 
Europe $1,165,000; in 1870, $1,104,000, from 
Great Britain and from all countries in Europe ; 
in 1871, it had increased to $1,200,000, and in 
1873, from Great Britain alone, to $1,486,000, 
and $2,916,000, as I say, from all sources. Now, 
gentlemen, I want you to bear in mind one 
fact ; you see that this is not an honorable com- 
petition between importers and honorable 
manufacturers. The honest importers, as far 
as I can judge, are all with us in this move- 
ment. They only ask that we shall have such a 
rate of duty that they can go and make an hon- 
est oath as to the value, and not find some 
other person who will bring an invoice of pre- 
cisely the same goods at 25 per cent less. 
Now, when you take into account that this 
$2,916,000 does not include all that vast amount 
of books which the Post-Office scatters all over 
this country, and which, my friend of the Tract 
Society to the contrary notwithstanding, I do 
not believe pays duty one time in a hundred — 
does not include that vast quantity of books 
brought in without pa)ing any duties, and 
wants to be swelled also by the difference be- 
tween the undervaluation of these books and 
their actual and'real value — then you will find 
that the foreign importation into this country 
already exceeds the domestic products. Now 
I do not wish to make a tirade against English 

Mr. Randolph asked if he understood Mr. 
Houghton to say that the amount of the books 
imported into this country exceeds the entire 
production of this country. 

Mr. Houghton : Yes, sir, it is a logic you can 

No. ih*July 24, 1875.] The Publisher? Weekly. 


not get away from. The importation of books 
from England and Great Britain exceeds the 
manufacture of books in this country. You 
can judge, gentlemen, that it is not a competi- 
tion where there is equal rivalry, and where a 
man is put on his mettle and merit, but it is a com- 
petition of dishonesty and fraud, and there is 
but one result of it : either that must win and 
we go out, or we must win and that be sup- 
pressed. Now, I have nothing to say against 
particular firms. I know there are many honor- 
able firms in the importing business, and these 
men will respect any regulation that will put 
them on an equal basis. I know there is one 
jinn engaged in the importing business which 
is a member of your Association ; I refer to the 
firm of Nelson & Sons. I know of no more 
honorable firm in this country. During the war . 
they invested in us, they believed in us, they 
stood by us, and they were early members of 
this Association. But can you tell me of any 
other English firm that lifts its finger or comes 
here, except to watch you, and not to join in 
your deliberations? Do any of them say, " We 
are interested in the book business of this 
country "? I trow not ; if there be any others, 
I should be glad to mark them as another nota- 
ble exception. 

Mr. Lee stated that there are other English 
firms who have depots in this country who pro- 
pose to join this Association, but are waiting 
instructions from their principals, some of 
whom are out of the country. 

Mr. Houghton : I am very glad to learn this. 
I hope they will all join. Now, this question is 
not a question of free trade ; it is a question of 
6ir competition; and it is important that this As- 
sociation should have men connected with it 
who will see that the revenue laws as we have 
them are enforced, who will look at this matter 
of the Post-Office and see that our libraries and 
private individuals all over this country are not 
receiving books at a nominal price at which we 
are not able to sell them. I suppose you all 
understand that if you deposit in the city where 
you reside a book to be delivered across the 
street, they will charge you extra for the delivery 
of it ; but our government will take a book in 
England and discharge it at San Francisco, 
Cal., and not charge any thing extra. I % think 
that is an abuse, and one which should be cor- 
rected ; and as to people from the Custom-house 
running down to the Post-Office every day when 
d^'gct a book to be appraised, they will not 

There is another thing I think should have 
Ihe attention of the Convention in this connec- 
tion ; it is customary for publishers abroad to 
sell editions of their books to this country, and 
" is the commonest thing in the world for the 
same publishers abroad to sell the edition to the 
Canadian for the same amount. I learn that has 
been done recently. A thousand copies of an 
expensive book were sold in this market, and it 
was immediately proposed to sell a thousand 
copies in their market. Although we are so 
near the line that we must speak softly, we all 
know what a literary people the Canadians are, 
and what expensive works they buy ; that brings 
me to some more statistics, and the pity is they 
are true and do not tell the whole story. A large 
amount of our importation comes through 
Canada, and why should it come through 
Canada? The English people want to get a 
revenue as well as ours, and they make the 

Canadian government pay five per cent, and they 
have to pay 25 per cent additional to get them 
here, yet a large amount of our books comes 
through Canada ; and the question is, Do they 
pay the 25 per cent and the five per cent besides ? 
[Voices : " Yes, yes !"] I have no reason, gen- 
tlemen, to say they do not, but how they can 
make money and undersell all the honest im- 
porters of this country is beyond my power ; 
and yet I think I have some slight knowledge 
that I might declare to you on that subject if I 
chose to. The whole importation in Canada in 
1861 was $3569 ; in 1872 it was $79,000 — a very 
large increase in about ten years. 

Now, as I said before.iit seems to me that this is 
a legitimate question to come before this Con- 
vention. I have the greatest respect for your 
Chairman, but I understood him to say that he 
wanted all these matters discussed. Here is a 
thing, the question of discounts, that affects the 
local bookseller. If we have any business at 
all, the Englishmen are not going to employ a 
local bookseller ; they are going to employ an 
English traveler, as they do at home. There 
will be no occasion for them to discuss the 
question of twenty per cent, unless you discuss 
whether we shall have a business or not. We 
have found that since the war this thing has 
grown to gigantic proportions. Only a few 
years more and we shall have no need of dis- 
cussions about discount. The only question 
is now, shall we have fair play with the English ; 
shall we go to our Congress and say, Make us 
in these respects as good as the Englishmen ? 
We are as good as the Englishmen any way. 
Just put us on a fair equality with them. 

All I wanted to get before this Convention 
was these facts ; and I wish you to ponder on 
them, and consider them. We have forty 
millions of people to educate in this country ; 
our free schools are raising up a multitude. 
Now, for myself, I want my children taught in 
the principles of the Declaration of Indepen- 
dence. [Applause.] I want them taught the 
truth as we believe it in this country. I do 
not want my children to be taught that one 
man is better than another ; that one man was 
born to serve another ; that we are obliged to 
bow down and worship any man. But what 
are our Sunday-schools of the day filled with ? 
These namby-pamby English books, which teach 
children to be respectful to their masters ! The 
Englishman believes that one man was made 
to serve another. We do not want these Eng- 
lish principles inculcated in our schools. Shall 
we have a home literature ? Shall we have the 
great ideas that we have been living on for the 
last one hundred years taken away from us? — 
and we certainly should, if it was not for the news- 
paper. The newspaper has a protection that 
we have not got, and it is getting all the literary 
men, readers and writers, among us, simply be- 
cause it has the ocean between us and England. 
Else the London Times would come here and 
claim the country in the same manner that the 
book men now do. 

Now, I want you to look at this thing. We, 
as publishers and dealers, have some responsi- 
bility as to what shall be the character of this 
generation. What are men who educate their 
children abroad ? What are the men who are 
imbued with foreign ideas ? Let us have home- 
bred ideas and home-bred literature. Let us 
call into action all the great men to investigate 
our original subjects here, and be able to pub- 


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lish their books. I have the indorsement of 
the great Agassiz. He said if we had the proper 
protection to our literature here that this would 
be the greatest country on the face of the earth 
for original investigation. [Applause.] Then 
he opened a book published in England, intro- 
duced into our schools to teach our children 
what butterflies are, and showed me the picture 
of several of these insects, and never one of them 
was ever seen this side of the Atlantic Ocean, 
or ever will be. Now, I will say to you all that 
there is a good book that says, " These were 
more honorable than those of Thessalonica ; in 
that they looked into these things to see if they 
were so." [Applause.] Now, gentlemen, do 
you look into these things ! And, furthermore, 
the good book says, " He who will not take 
care of his own household is worse than an in- 
fidel." This great country is our household. 
Let us not be infidels, but let us take care of 
our household. 


Mr. Sheldon said that he suggested in com- 
' mittee that by the decision of Mr. Boutwell all 
books imported by mail were subject to duty, 
and the party receiving them was obliged by 
law to enter them for duty. I said this matter 
was under correspondence at the present time 
by myself and others interested with the present 
Secretary of the Treasury, and he wrote me a few 
days ago that an arrangement would be entered 
into by the Post- Office Department, whereby 
all our grievances would be relieved. Mr. 
Houghton said they were always going to do 
something, but they never have and never will. 

Mr. H. H. West, of Milwaukee, asked : Does 
this question vitally interest us all, or does it 
more directly interest the publishers and im- 
porters ? I think it is the publisher and im- 
porter that are more vitally interested. Whether 
it will add any thing to their business to have 
them backed up by this Convention, is ques- 
tionable. I believe that they had better express 
their grievances in a petition or memorial to 
Congress, which will have the desired effect, 
and correct these evils. I hope, for the sake of 
harmony, that this matter will be referred to 
them. I believe they have the power and influ- 
ence to settle it. 

Mr. Coates, of Philadelphia, said : In regard to 
the red flag — we have not a word to say about 
honest importation of honest books ; all we ask 
is against the dishonest importation of English 
books. Few gentlemen have an idea of the 
extent to which this is practiced. If you retail- 
ers can stand in the position of publishers, you 
would have but few English books imported. 
They ask me in New- York how I should have 
my invoices made out. *I said at the honest 
price. They said that was not usual. Mr. Ran- 
dolph has no idea, I am sure, of the frauds that 
are practiced on the government. I know that 
Scribner, Armstrong & Co. indorse this resolu- 
tion ; I do not see a word in it that is objec- 
tionable. It is not a protection resolution — it 
is only in favor of honest importation ; and I do 
not see how this Convention can put itself on 
the record as opposed to honest business — that 
is just what it is. It is not free trade or pro- 
tection, it is honesty or dishonesty. 

Mr. G. H. Putnam said : This Convention is 
supposed to be here for the protection of pub- 
lishers. As a publisher and member of this 
"onvention, I deprecate the turning aside from 

the business of this Convention, and I consider 
this outside of the issues. There may be plenty 
of cause for complaint ; there is ground for any 
amount of discussion, that would keep us here 
longer than the gentlemen in Brooklyn. We 
are asked to put ourselves in charge of the 
business of protecting the manufacture of 
stereotype plates, of passing a baby act that su- 
perintendents of Sunday-schools do not get 
any thing English in the Sunday-school. [Laugh- 
ter and applause.] We are a very wise body, 
or at least we think so, and it is doubtless true ; 
but I do not believe all the time we can spare 
from our business this summer will give us 
time to properly discuss this subject. 

Mr. Sheldon deprecated full discussion of 
protection or free trade, but I am very glad you 
have had from one gentleman, who is thoroughly 
posted, the statistics. This resolution is before 
this Convention, and we can not help ourselves. 
This Convention is acting in the broad sunlight 
of open day ; there is no escaping the issue. 
The Convention must put itself in favor of hon- 
est, fair, square carrying out the law, or else in 
favor of the present lax system of carrying out 
legislation. I do not propose to go into the 
further discussion of the merits of this question. 
The question of protection is not before us. 
We know, as a matter of fact, and no gentleman 
can gainsay it, that the tariff laws, and especi- 
ally on books, are entirely beyond the scope 
and ability of the average collector. They are 
not enforced, and what we ask is to enforce 
these laws, or make those you can enforce. I 
do not say, make them high, or shut out all the 
English books ; but we should put ourselves 
right on the record. We are entitled to fair and 
just dealings from the goverriment. [Applause.] 
We cannot draw the line so the public will see 
it between bookseller and jobber and pub- 
lisher. To the great mass of people who read 
these proceedings we are all publishers ; we are 
all booksellers ; we ought not to utter any un- 
certain sound. 

Rev. J. M. Arnold, of Detroit, said : The only 
complaint, as I understand it, is, there is dis- 
honesty in the custom-houses of the country. 
We have had speeches that were for protection 
— they have nothing to do with this resolution. 
As to the book trade of Detroit, which is a port 
of entry, the law is honestly carried out there. 
If the assessor does not know the price of 
books, he learns from the dealers ; and if the im- 
porter does not give the proper value of the 
books, the importers are punished, and such 
cases have recently come to light. It is purely 
a local question. It is for the Convention to 
decide upon how the United States officials 
shall be made to do their duty. It seems to me 
as though those statistics are marvelous things. 
They show a great disadvantage to the Ameri- 
can producer, and the man who says that the 
American production of 1863 is only three or 
five millions, will encounter my skepticism and 
disbelief. I think there are manufacturers 
enough in this Convention to say that the 
American publishers produce &s much as five 
millions a year to-day. [A voice : There are 
two that represent as much as the importations.} 

Mr. Stevens, of Cincinnati, favored the pas- 
sage of this resolution. I am a retailer of books 
in the Western States. I do not see that the 
question of protection or free trade is involved 
at all. I say if the question of "smuggling 
books ought to be stopped" were voted upon. 

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it would receive the assent of every member. 
I say that every man on this floor who pays a 
hundred cents on the dollar for his goods will 
find it for his interest to vote for this resolution. 


Mr. Bowen offered a substitute for the re- 
solution before the house, as follows : 

Resolved, That a Standing Committee be ap- 
pointed by this Association, whose duty it 
shall be to investigate the alleged irregularities 
in the importation of books, especially in re- 
ference to violations of our revenue laws ; to 
take such action in the premises as they may 
find necessary ; and report the result of their 
labors to this Association, at its next meeting, 
recommending such action as the facts may de- 


Mr. Randolph said : I had an old aunt that 
once said to me, " How is it, my boy, that when 
you talk you get so angry?" I said, "I do 
not get angry, I only get excited." Now, 
my friend who talked to us on this ques- 
tion was an old friend of mine, and he knows 
perfectly well — we all know— that an honest 
difference of opinion between intelligent book- 
sellers is but a means to cement friendship. 
[Applause.] I differ with him, not upon cer- 
tain statements of fact — I agree with him as to 
the abuse in question — but I opposed the in- 
troduction of this question here, because I 
think it is not to our interest, and not our 
duty, to discuss it here and now, simply upon 
that ground. I think, as I said before, that it 
is exceedingly unfortunate for us, as a body of 
men, to put ourselves upon record as making 
a statement so wanting in discrimination that 
it reflects upon some of the brightest and most 
upright and most honorable men in the trade ; 
[applause] and, free-trader as I am, I oppose 
it, because it has a reflection upon the revenue 
officers of the government. I am not a large 
importer, but I import to an extent that has 
brought me into communication with the cus- 
tom officers of the city of New-York, and I 
bear testimony to the fact that those who have 
to do with our department are as intelligent 
and as upright as any men in the community. 

And now, as to a single other point. We have 
heard with pain that we import duplicate sets 
of stereotype plates and editions of books. 
That is so. But it is not three months ago 
that I sold a duplicate set of stereotype plates 
to an English house. It is a rule that works 
both ways. It is not three months ago I sold 
an edition of a book in the English market that 
I could not sell in our own, the work of an 
American author. The remark has been made 
that this organization of ours is a trade-union. 
We have to meet that, and educate the people 
into the idea that it is not a trade-union ; but 
jf we put ourselves on a platform to legislate 
to regard to importation and the operations of 
foreign houses in New- York, then I think the 
charge might perhaps be raised with some 
show of reason that we have combined against 

Now, in regard to importation through 
the mail. My friend, I think, must have re- 
ceived his statistics from sources that I do 
not know of ; I only know that I can not do 
it. Our friend from New- York says that this 

resolution has been introduced here, and we 
must act upon it. Why, gentlemen, this very 
morning I had an application made to me, in 
the interest of a most eloquent gentleman, 
which I would not act upon, for it would be an 
official act. Every man here who has a parti- 
cular grievance may come here and present it, 
and ask us to act upon it ; and because he has 
presented it, and because he asks us to act 
upon it — I am not speaking personally — he 
thinks that we ought to do it, because it has 
been introduced here. I do most earnestly 
hope we will not pass upon the question, but 
lay it upon the table, or postpone it indefinitely. 
Mr. Sheldon said : This resolution is before 
the Convention, and it must be acted upon. 
The case cited of the man who came here with 
a grievance is not parallel. We simply wish 
to say that the book trade of the country is 
entitled to a just and fair execution of the laws. 
It is impossible for the Convention, after hav- 
ing this resolution come before it, and fairly 
discussing it, to prevent the Convention from 
putting itself on the record. Putting it on the 
table is repudiating it, and we might as well 
vote upon it first as last, and say we do not 
believe there is any neglect, and that our 
customs are collected honestly. All that we 
ask is equality and justice before the law, and 
not what the law shall be. We have now got 
to meet the question. It has come before us 
in the regular way, and this device to lay it on 
the table is simply a vote in the negative. 


Mr. F. W. Christern, of New-York, wished 
to indorse what the President had said upon 
the New-York custom-house officers. I do 
not wish to make reflections upon them, but 
we can call the attention of ^government to 
some little mistakes that have happened, the 
same as we have determined to make a petition 
to Congress in regard to the restoration of 
newspaper postage. The principal issue now 
is not in the interest of any one specially 
but in the interest of the whole trade — of every 
one of you, gentlemen. Their attention should 
be called to this. The attention of the Secre- 
rary of the Treasury was called to it, and he 
told me they could not do any thing about it, 
but would report it to the Postmaster-General. 
He said afterward he had spoken to him, 
and he said it was very unpleasant ; he could 
see where the mistake was, but he could not 
help it. He says, " I have no right to retain 
the packages ; I must deliver them to who- 
ever they arc addressed to." And. then it was 
referred back to the Secretary of the Treasury, 
and he said, " Well, yes ; I will think it over, 
and put some officer there ; and every time the 
steamer arrives, if the packages are so large 
they seem to be dutiable, have them examined." 
Not long ago a lady came to my store and asked 
for about a twenty-dollar book ; it was illustrat- 
ed, and light in weight. She asked me the price. 
I told her. " On !" she said, " I had better 
order it from Paris by mail ; it will cost only 
60 or 80 cents postage." That does not reflect 
upon the custom-house officers ; it calls atten- 
tion to a mistake. Just as in the matter of 
postage, we take the liberty of calling the at- 
tention of the government to this mistake. 

Mr. Martin Taylor said : It seemed to him 
this resolution is very peculiarly drawn if it 
simply asks government officers to see that the 


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revenue laws are not violated. It says nothing 
about the Post-Office. It is difficult for me to 
see what you want to arrive at. It seems to 
me the remarks which have been made, many 
of them, in reference to English literature and 
English publishers — take them generally, as 
our friend Mr. Houghton made them — are un- 
called for and unwise. 

^ "Question" was called, but the Chair said, 
"We do not believe in the previous question ; 
that is gospel." [Applause.] 


Mr. Houghton said he started with the state- 
ment that the statistics I gave I could not vouch 
for ; they are the statistics from the Census 
Bureau, and the small amount of product which 
they give is undoubtedly offset by the small 
amount of importation, so as a matter of com- 
parison they are undoubtedly fair. I only 
wished to speak of the matter. The Chairman 
said that this question is reciprocal ; that we 
sell to England as well as England to us ; and 
I have a word which will illustrate that. You 
know if a man wants to make a bargain with 
another man, they have got to be on some sort 
of equality, or their bargain will not be a fair 
one. If you sell a man a thousand dollars 
worth of goods, and you give him a cigar, you 
may think you are equal with him. He may 
not think so. Our exports in 1872 were $710,- 
339. against $6,280,852 imports. In 1873, exports 
$713,980, against imports $2,916,354. In 1874 
the exports had fallen off, being only $589,928, 
against imports $2,663,487. There is free trade 
for you ! We give them the moiety — the value 
of a cigar that they buy of us against a thousand 
dollars worth of books on their part. I do not 
stand here as the slanderer of this government 
or any of its officers in New- York City, and 
if our friend Randolph will get up a plea for the 
New- York customs officers, I would sign it. If 
we do not pass this resolution, our Convention 
will act the play of Hamlet with Hamlet left 
out. We want such laws as can be enforced. 
It is impossible to enforce the present law. 
This committee is asked to investigatp that. Is 
there any thing unreasonable in suggesting 
laws? Any man can oppose them. This is all 
this resolution asks of you : In the first place, to 
say if the present laws can not be enforced, to 
see if some sort of influence can not be brought 
upon the Congress to make laws which we can 
all agree upon, and which can be enforced. 
In regard to the publishers, I hear strong ex- 
pressions — if the publishers did not come, the 
dealers would not sell the publishers* books. 
Can the dealers get along without the publish- 
ers? Can the publishers get along without the 
booksellers? Must we not work together? I 
say to you, this suggestion has relative impor- 
tance to your discussion, and is as legitimately 
here as any question, because it affects the life 
of the trade ; and this great Niagara in its un- 
ceasing roar is no more in its majesty and 
power to the little rain-drop which falls upon 
your cottage-roof than this is to the other ques- 
tions before you. [Applause.] 

Mr. Randolph said : We have discussed this 
question in various lights. I wish to say that 
in the State of New-York, we have four or five 
respectable English importing houses, and that 
without their aid and co-operation we can not in 
the city of New-York, or in Boston or Philadel- 
phia, get a combined movement to put in force 

the 20 per cent rule. Now if you pass this reso- 
lution, there will be a misapprehension about 
it ; they are sensitive already, and will say they 
take very little interest in this thing, because 
you have ruled them out ; and if you rule them 
out to-day by the passage of that resolution, you 
can not put in force your 20 per cent rule in the 
city of New-York. [Long-continued applause.] 

Mr. Martin Taylor said he arose to speak of 
this resolution, not noticing that this substitute 
had been altered. I think the substitute is pre- 
ferable, but it seems to me the whole thing is 
out of place. I move that